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Reports: Man falls to his death at Candlestick Park on Sunday

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According to multiple published reports, San Francisco police say a man fell to his death at Candlestick Park on Sunday.

Police told the Associated Press that the man fell from an elevated walkway near the 49ers’ stadium to the ground below. The man has yet to be publicly identified, according to the AP and the San Francisco Chronicle.

According to the reports, the incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Pacific time.

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57 Responses to “Reports: Man falls to his death at Candlestick Park on Sunday”
  1. andyreidsbossoms says: Sep 8, 2013 9:26 PM

    Terrible!

  2. wilsonwillbreaku says: Sep 8, 2013 9:28 PM

    Was Ahmad Brooks on the field at the time?

  3. pemory says: Sep 8, 2013 9:29 PM

    Why does this seem to be occurring at stadia more and more lately? Chilling.

  4. oldcat157 says: Sep 8, 2013 9:30 PM

    Hope he has a speedy recovery. I wonder if he was a Packer fan or if foul play was involved. I can’t imagine an elevated walkway not having guard rails.

  5. jayniner says: Sep 8, 2013 9:31 PM

    Right when the game started…that sucks

  6. frankgarrett says: Sep 8, 2013 9:32 PM

    LOL

  7. taintedlombardis says: Sep 8, 2013 9:33 PM

    More than likely just a case of natural selection. Consider the fan base.

  8. 49ersallday says: Sep 8, 2013 9:33 PM

    did this guy just hope a guy that fell to his death, a speedy recovery? not to burst ur bubble he died! may he rip

  9. mattypbillsmafia says: Sep 8, 2013 9:34 PM

    Hope for a speedy discovery? Did you read any of this?

  10. saleman4911 says: Sep 8, 2013 9:38 PM

    Clay Matthews probably clotheslined him too.

  11. illinininer says: Sep 8, 2013 9:39 PM

    Seriously, what the heck is wrong with you people? A man DIED but yet you take the opportunity to take a shot at the team, it’s players and/or it’s fan base? All you’re doing is showing how sad your life must be and how pathetic you are as a human being.

  12. orivar says: Sep 8, 2013 9:39 PM

    I laughed so hard at the speedy recovery and now I feel terrible because I did. Anyways what is up with this occurring more lately?

  13. fumblenuts says: Sep 8, 2013 9:39 PM

    Being it was at the stick, maybe he was shot first??

  14. nomoreseasontix says: Sep 8, 2013 9:40 PM

    Speedy recovery? No guard rails?
    Really?!?
    I don’t know where you’re from, but here in California, they often build elevated walkways with no handrails and hope for the best.
    Keeps the population under control.
    #derp

  15. jss86 says: Sep 8, 2013 9:40 PM

    Speedy recovery? It says DEATH right in the headline lmao.

  16. 1captain1 says: Sep 8, 2013 9:44 PM

    This would make a great beer commercial.

  17. 858bolts says: Sep 8, 2013 9:49 PM

    Probably important to note he was drunk..

  18. ravenzombie says: Sep 8, 2013 9:50 PM

    It was a Ravens fan that’s sad we didn’t keep Boldin

  19. concord148 says: Sep 8, 2013 10:00 PM

    Wine and cheese

  20. asimonetti88 says: Sep 8, 2013 10:05 PM

    I’m sorry to hear this. Shame on the people making jokes or snide remarks on here. I hope no one does the same on your obituary.

  21. seanb20124 says: Sep 8, 2013 10:05 PM

    His family should sue someone for allowing him to drink so much.

  22. whatjusthapped says: Sep 8, 2013 10:07 PM

    Feel bad for the guy but his wife or family is in line for a big settlement.

  23. bennyb82 says: Sep 8, 2013 10:10 PM

    “Jack be nimble. Jack be quick…Now watch this.”

  24. bodacious88 says: Sep 8, 2013 10:11 PM

    QUIT SELLING BOOZE!!! VERY SIMPLE, THE STUFF IS A CANCER……

  25. snowman36 says: Sep 8, 2013 10:14 PM

    IS HE DIED?

  26. darthsaint says: Sep 8, 2013 10:16 PM

    This may seem stupid. But why wouldnt we simply build a 2-3 foot “netting” that extends from those sections. I’ve personally sat at the front of those sections and it is a bit scary to be honest. Great view…but with beer flowing, fans jumping around, if you lose your balance and are in that spot…its easy for something bad to happen. The wall is about 3 feet high. If you are tall enough, that is below your waist. Lose your balance at home and have something lower than your waste in front or behind you. You will easily fall over that thing.

  27. raiderapologist says: Sep 8, 2013 10:17 PM

    I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often. Most of those fans have an IQ in the range of the jersey numbers they see on the field during games.

  28. FinFan68 says: Sep 8, 2013 10:18 PM

    Whats that, 4 this year? All no doubt tragedies but I don’t buy the “accident” mantra. You have to try to do this unless the railings broke. These people were either very drunk/stupid, jumped or were pushed. None of those are really accidents.
    Prayers to the families

  29. billbrasky72 says: Sep 8, 2013 10:23 PM

    It seems like a fan dies at this stadium every game.

  30. theytukrjobs says: Sep 8, 2013 10:24 PM

    99% of the time I am against us padding the walls of our society to keep people who aren’t paying attention safe.

    But with stadiums I have a different view. So often there is just some waist height guard rail keeping you from potentially falling to your death. You could stumble into some of these rails and go over. They should be 4-5 feet tall minimum so you practically have to climb over the damn things.

    Maybe that’s what this guy did. I don’t know. But sometimes people just lean over them or stumble into them and over you go. Keep in mind this is in a facility that encourages you to get drunk and then distracts the hell out of you with all kinds of sights and sounds.

  31. sullijo1 says: Sep 8, 2013 10:26 PM

    Clearly, it is time to ban elevated walkways – if it saves just one life wouldn’t that make everyone feel good?

    Wait….never mind.

  32. jiveturkeygobbler says: Sep 8, 2013 10:27 PM

    May he RIP. May his family be comforted. On another note, speedy recovery is the comment of the year. It’s probably the same person who called the radio show and asked ” why do deer crossing areas get put by busy roads?”.

  33. sabatimus says: Sep 8, 2013 10:33 PM

    Given the alcohol being served, I wonder if it would be in Candlestick’s best interests if they made the railings on the walkways about 6 feet tall. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not blaming Candlestick for a guy getting drunk and falling. But it just might help, given that this stuff happens at the very least every year.

  34. realitycheckbaby says: Sep 8, 2013 10:34 PM

    oldcat157 says: Sep 8, 2013 9:30 PM

    Hope he has a speedy recovery. I wonder if he was a Packer fan or if foul play was involved. I can’t imagine an elevated walkway not having guard rails.
    —————————————————–

    Anyone who thought this was anything short of brilliant…

    WHOOSSSHHHHHH

  35. surfoside4life says: Sep 8, 2013 10:42 PM

    Its always something with 49ers fans…..

  36. sixjak says: Sep 8, 2013 10:45 PM

    Wow

  37. doe22us says: Sep 8, 2013 11:01 PM

    Reading is indeed fundamental!!!!

  38. Abattoir says: Sep 8, 2013 11:12 PM

    Always get awful feeling when reading about deaths at sporting events. They are supposed to be an outlet to the boring lives we have, not the place where we pass on.

    R.I.P. to that man.

  39. duncanthecat says: Sep 8, 2013 11:46 PM

    No doubt it was a drunk Mexican.

  40. citynative says: Sep 8, 2013 11:47 PM

    To the ones making jokes…shame on you. Leave it to 2 Seahawks fans to poke fun. If you said these things away from your anonymous keyboard good people you idolize like Russell Wilson would be disgusted with your behavior and acknowledge your miserable existence.

  41. swaggyy says: Sep 8, 2013 11:48 PM

    I just don’t get how you manage to do this. RIP

  42. bubbamonkey100 says: Sep 8, 2013 11:51 PM

    He missed a really good game.

  43. seahawks4lyfe says: Sep 8, 2013 11:58 PM

    Poor guy wouldn’t want that to happen to any fan that’s why they need to put a limit on alcoholic drinks at games….but a bad way to die and feel bad for his family

  44. tiffany49ers says: Sep 9, 2013 12:00 AM

    I was at the game. I didn’t hear a thing about this incident until now.. Very sad

  45. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 9, 2013 12:14 AM

    Classless stadium for a classless team.

  46. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 9, 2013 12:14 AM

    Classless stadium for a classless team.

  47. timdavis697 says: Sep 9, 2013 12:35 AM

    Really someone should sue…. Thats what is wrong with America not even knowing the story. Speculating that he was drunk just sue your pathetic.

  48. mackcarrington says: Sep 9, 2013 12:42 AM

    Any one who has a “speedy recovery” from death is likely going to be either a vampire or a zombie.

  49. timdavis697 says: Sep 9, 2013 12:45 AM

    Shouldn’t be able to sue for incompetence but hell why not accept accountability IF HE WAS DRUNK sue, sue, sue, sue, sue yeah we’ll show them so stupid

  50. bordner says: Sep 9, 2013 12:47 AM

    Too much tailgating. Sounds like he didn’t even make it into the stadium. You can’t blame the NFL or the stadium design for this one. And if you’re going to blame the people who sell booze, you’d have to blame the liquor stores, supermarkets, convenience stores, etc. It was definitely a tragedy, but this one was on him.

    RIP.

  51. osiris33 says: Sep 9, 2013 2:06 AM

    At least nobody shot or stabbed him for a change.

  52. rasta028 says: Sep 9, 2013 6:17 AM

    You people aren’t funny, more like disgusting…
    I see we have a classy bunch of low life individuals on here but I not surprised seeing the 3rd grade grammar I read most of the time on these smut boards.

  53. chlstn says: Sep 9, 2013 7:59 AM

    If this happened on the job OSHA would be all over it. I guess it’s OK on your leisure time. Build the walls high enough so a person cannot fall over or quit selling beer.

  54. overweightman says: Sep 9, 2013 9:14 AM

    Quit selling beer? It was right after kickoff for crying out loud!

  55. timdavis697 says: Sep 9, 2013 10:03 AM

    But I not surprised. Talk about grammer

  56. timdavis697 says: Sep 9, 2013 10:06 AM

    Rasta it’s typing aka typo calm down. Not writing letters here

  57. timdavis697 says: Sep 9, 2013 10:08 AM

    more like a literate anyway

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