Baseball fan dies after fall in Atlanta stadium

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 29, 2015 11:52 PM

(Reuters) - A baseball fan died on Saturday after falling from the stands during a game between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees, the Braves and media said.

"There was an accident during tonight's game involving a fan," the Braves said on its official Twitter page, later adding the team had received confirmation that the person "has passed away."

A reporter covering the game for Fox News described the incident on-air, telling viewers "Someone just fell over the upper-deck right below us."

The fan was treated at Atlanta's Turner Field but died at a local hospital. Authorities were trying to determine how or why the fan fell.

(Reporting by Chris Michaud; Editing by Paul Tait)