Fan Falls, Dies During 49ers-Packers Game at Candlestick


Today during the San Francisco 49ers and Green Bay Packers game, a fan fell from an elevated pedestrian walkway and died. From the USA Today report:

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.

The man’s identity is being withheld as police notify his family. What a terrible thing to have happen. Thoughts go out to his family.