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Man Falls 65 Feet to His Death at Atlanta Braves Game

ATLANTA – A man died after he fell approximately 65 feet from an upper level of Atlanta’s Turner Field during a Braves-Phillies game Monday.

According to Atlanta police reports, at approximately 8:55 p.m., the unidentified man fell from the at the stadium and landed in a secure parking lot.

Initial reports indicate that the fall appeared to be accidental and that it is too early to tell if alcohol played a factor. During the initial stages of the investigation police are  questioning eyewitnesses to evaluate how the incident occurred.

The game was scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m., but heavy rains pushed back the start time nearly two hours. The man fell during the rain delay.

This is the second death from a fall to occur at an Atlanta sporting event over the last year. On Aug. 31, 2012, a Tennessee fan fell 45 feet to his death at the Georgia Dome during a football game between North Carolina State and Tennessee.

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