A 53-year-old male fan named Dale Mooney died while attending the Patriots’ home game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. According to officials, the man experienced what is termed an “apparent medical event.”
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A 53-year-old man tragically died while attending the Patriots’ home game against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday … after experiencing what officials are calling an “apparent medical event.”
According to local outlets, the incident happened in the 300s section at Gillette Stadium around 11 PM … in the closing minutes of New England’s 24-17 loss.
The man — Dale Mooney of Newmarket, New Hampshire — was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Details surrounding the incident have not been revealed at this time.
The Norfolk District Attorney’s Office tells TMZ Sports the investigation is ongoing and is currently in its preliminary stages. No charges have been filed.
Another medical emergency also went down at the same game … when a second man suffered cardiac arrest earlier in the night.
According to reporter Bridget Condon, two off-duty firefighters sprang into action and conducted CPR for several minutes … bringing the man back to life. His current status has not been released at this time.
Here is a witness description of what happened.
In the fourth quarter of the game, Joey Kilmartin said he saw the victim, Dale Mooney, 53, of Newmarket, N.H., move over one section to confront a man wearing a Dolphins jersey. The two men had been verbally sparring for most of the game, Kilmartin said.
“In a nutshell, it was a basic argument back and forth,” Kilmartin said in a telephone interview. “He [Mooney] went over to Section 311 and he basically engaged in mutual combat with another fan. A lot of people started trying to pull them apart … It looked like somebody was in the middle of them and then a man in the Dolphins jersey reached over and he connected with two punches to the victim’s head.”
“It wasn’t something crazy or out of the ordinary until, 30 seconds later, the guy wasn’t getting up,” he said.
Kilmartin, who lives in New Hampshire, said Mooney fell backward and did not move even when first responders arrived and provided first aid, including the use of a defibrillator.
“The way he slumped over, a lot of people knew he wasn’t okay,” Kilmartin said.
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