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Fan falls, dies during 49ers-Packers game

6:51 AM, Sep 9, 2013   |    comments
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) scores a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Packers 34-28. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A football fan fell from an elevated pedestrian walkway and died at San Francisco's Candlestick Park during the 49ers-Green Bay Packers game.

San Francisco police spokesman Gordon Shyy says multiple people witnessed the man's fall onto a sidewalk from the Jamestown walkway, which goes around Candlestick.

According to police, witnesses say the man appeared intoxicated when he fell just after kickoff at about 1:30 p.m. Sunday in the 49ers' 34-28 win over the Packers. Off-duty medics and police officers gave him first aid until an ambulance arrived, but the man was declared dead from his injuries.

Shyy says the man who appeared to be in his 30s suffered serious injuries. It was not immediately clear how many feet he had fallen.

His identity is being withheld until the medical examiner notifies his family.

Earlier on Sunday, two football fans were injured at Indianapolis when a rail collapsed after the Colts defeated the Oakland Raiders 21-17.

Colts spokesman Avis Roper said there was no immediate word on how severely the fans were injured.

Those nearby said the fans were leaning against a railing above the tunnel used by the Raiders. When it gave way, the fans fell onto the walkway that led to the team's locker rooms.

One fan was taken away on a stretcher and another, witnesses said, left in a wheelchair, though the Colts would not confirm that.

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