The San Francisco 49ers victory over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday was a little less sweet because of something that happened to one of the team’s fans. Shortly after kickoff on Sunday afternoon, a 49ers fan fell to his death from an elevated pedestrian walkway at Candlestick Park.
Police spokesman Gordon Shyy says off-duty medics and police officers gave the man first aid until an ambulance arrived but their efforts were unsuccessful. Witnesses to the accident said that the man appeared to be intoxicated before his fall.
49ers spokesman Bob Lange released a statement:
“We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time,” he said.
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It’s unclear how far the man fell, The Inquisitr reported.
Elsewhere in the NFL, two fans that were at the Colts/Raiders game in Indianapolis were injured when a barrier that they were leaning against collapsed. After the barrier gave way, the fans tumbled down onto the walkway that the players use to get to the locker room.
Colts spokesman Avis Roper said there was no immediate word on the severity of the fan’s injuries.