Tragedy struck on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, as a San Francisco 49ers fan died after falling from an elevated pedestrian walkway at Candlestick Park. The Associated Press reported that the fan's death occurred during the 49ers' game against the Green Bay Packers.
San Francisco police spokesman Gordon Shyy said that there were numerous witnesses to the man's fall. It happened from the Jamestown walkway and onto a sidewalk. The walkway stretches around Candlestick Park.
Witnesses said that the man appeared to be intoxicated when he fell just after kickoff, which occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. Off-duty medical personnel and police officers gave first aid to the 49ers fan until an ambulance arrived.
He was declared dead from his injuries. The man's identity was not released, but police said he appeared to be in his thirties.
Shyy said that the man suffered serious injuries, but it was not immediately known how many feet he had fallen from the walkway.
The 49ers fan dying was not the only off-field injury that happened on Sunday.
Two fans were injured in Indianapolis earlier in the day when a rail collapsed. Witnesses said the fans were leaning against the railing that was above a tunnel when it gave way and they fell onto a walkway below. One fan left on a stretcher and the other in a wheelchair.