A man who fell from the upper deck of Atlanta’s Turner Field during a Braves-Yankees game has died, the Atlanta Braves said.
Gregory Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia, tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game Saturday night as the New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez was walking to home plate.
“The Atlanta Braves are deeply saddened by the loss of Greg Murrey at last night’s game,” the team said in a statement. “Greg was a valued and longtime season ticket holder and an incredibly passionate Braves fan. This tragic loss is felt throughout Braves Country, and the thoughts and prayers of the entire Braves organization continue to go out to his family and friends.”
Atlanta police are still trying to determine why Murrey fell, but said they do not suspect foul play.
Murrey tumbled head over feet before hitting the concrete walkway in front of a row of fans. He hit some of the lines attached to the backstop as he fell.
Paramedics worked on him for several minutes before taking him off on an orange backboard, said CNN’s Southeast Bureau chief Marylynn Ryan, who was sitting a few sections from where Murrey landed.
The game continued while fans were escorted from the section where Murrey lay as a medic performed CPR.
CNN’s Quand Thomas and Joe Sutton contributed to this report.