Aug 25, 2013; San Francisco, CA, USA; General view of the field before the game between the San Francisco 49ers and the Minnesota Vikings at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Fan dies after fall at Packers vs. 49ers game

During the Green Bay Packers at San Francisco 49ers match up on Sunday afternoon at Candlestick Park, one fan who was trying to enjoy the game ended up falling from an elevated walkway at the stadium and fell to his death.

From the Associated Press:

San Francisco police spokesman Gordon Shyy (SHY) says multiple people witnessed the man’s fall onto a sidewalk from the Jamestown walkway, which goes around Candlestick.

According to police, witnesses say the man appeared intoxicated when he fell just after kickoff at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the 49ers’ 34-28 win over the Packers. Off-duty medics and police officers gave him first aid until an ambulance arrived, but the man was declared dead from his injuries.

There are very few other details that have been released.

The name of the man, who is believed to be in his thirties, has not yet been revealed.

Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the man who was met his fate on Sunday afternoon. One moment of joy turned in to a tragedy so quickly.

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