Braves Fan Dies in Upper-Deck Fall

Lands in lower level after plummet
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 22, 2008 7:29 AM CDT
Braves Fan Dies in Upper-Deck Fall
Atlanta Braves shortstop Omar Infante avoids New York Mets' David Wright as he turns a double play on a Carlos Beltran ground ball in the third inning of a game in Atlanta on Wednesday.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

An Atlanta Braves fan died after plummeting from the upper deck at Atlanta’s Turner Field, reports. The 25-year-old man fell to the field-level concourse behind home plate during the bottom of the 8th inning in last night’s game against the New York Mets, a police rep said; he was pronounced dead at a hospital soon afterward.

“I don't know if he was playing on the banister or if he was messing around on the banister, but he slipped and fell about 150 feet down,” said the police spokesman. (More baseball stories.)

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