A fan has died after falling from the Turner Field upper deck during the seventh inning of Saturday's Braves-Yankees game.
The Braves announced Murrey was immediately treated by paramedics and taken from the stadium to a local hospital. He landed on the concrete in the 200 level behind home plate, and medical personnel performed CPR before placing him on a stretcher and exiting.
Ryan Hatch of the Star-Ledger reported the man was “screaming at a Yankees player” before falling over the railing. According to fans in the vicinity, Murrey may have been drunk. He reportedly fell and “bounced off a railing” before hitting another one.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Murrey's death is the third fatal fall suffered by fans at Turner Field in the past seven years, with deaths occurring in 2013 and 2008. The 2013 death was ruled a suicide after a fan leapt to his death from a stadium railing to the parking lot below. In 2008, a fan fell an estimated four levels inside the stadium and struck a railing on the lower level.
On Sunday, the Braves released a statement, confirming Murrey's identity.
- Jeremy Woo