The story of a 49er fan falling to his death outside Candlestick Park in San Francisco is making headlines in the UK.
The headline in the Daily Mail read," Drunk' football fan falls to his death from walkway at San Francisco 49ers game
Man was walking with his brother on an elevated walkway when he fell
The Jamestown walkway goes around the Candlestick Park football stadium
Multiple witnesses said the man appeared to be intoxicated at the time of his fall."
San Francisco Police have issued the following statement on the falling death of the fan:
Just before 1:30pm this afternoon a tragic death occurred at Candlestick Park before the 49ers game.
The victim, male in his 30s, was walking with his brother on the Jamestown pedestrian walkway. The victim fell onto the sidewalk and suffered serious injuries. Off duty medical personnel and SFPD officers rendered aid until a ambulance arrived.
The victim died from his injuries. The medical examiner will release identify of the victim once next of kin is notified. Multiple independent witnesses indicated he appeared to be intoxicated prior to his fall.
Officer Gordon Shyy
Officer Gordon Shyy
Public Information Officer
Media Relations Unit
San Francisco Police Department
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San Francisco Police say they responded to a number of calls at Candlestick Sunday reporting rowdy and often drunken fans.
The San Francisco 49er team issued a brief a statement about the fan's fatal fall.
NFL.com reports that 49ers spokesman Bob Lange confirmed the team was aware of the accident outside the stadium: "We would like to express our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time."
"It was not clear how far the man fell from the Jamestown walkway, which goes around the outside of Candlestick."