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Police investigate after man falls to his death at 49ers game

September 09, 2013|By a Times staff writer

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who fell off an elevated walkway during a San Francisco 49ers game at Candlestick Park on Sunday, police said.

Officials said the man was with his brother when the accident occurred, according to KGO-TV.

The man, 32, fell to the sidewalk at 1:03 p.m. as he was walking on the overpass, which leads from the parking area to the stadium, San Francisco police Lt. Laura Knight told The Times. She said off-duty medics and police officers gave the man first aid until an ambulance arrived, but that he died at the hospital or on the way there.

His name has not been released.

In 2007, a 31-year-old fan died during a 49ers game after falling 20 feet from an upper concourse at the stadium.

"The San Francisco 49ers ... would like to express our deepest condolences to the family during this difficult time," the 49ers said in a statement published on


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