Thursday, July 7, 2011

BREAKING: Another Fan Falls In Arlington... ((UPDATED With Death))

((HT: MyFoxDFW))

Almost a year to the day that a fan fell 30 feet and suffered a fractured skull and a broken ankle, another fan fan falls at the Ballpark at Arlington.

The man fell after reaching to get a ball that was tossed into the stands by Rangers left fielder Josh Hamilton.

There is a gap between the 14-foot-high wall and front row of seats, and eyewitnesses say the fan hit a metal crossbeam on his way down.

There is no immediate word on the man's condition or his identification at present.

Here's Mike Doocy's report...

Fan Falls over Railing at Rangers Game:

More when we know more...

2310 UPDATE:'s Richard Durrett is reporting that the fan has died as a result of the fall.

From Durrett:

"I tried to grab him, but I couldn't," said Ronnie Hargis, a 50-year-old from Hawley, Texas, who was sitting beside the falling fan. "I tried to slow him down a little bit. He went straight down."

Hargis said he was chatting with the fan earlier in the game and that he was a firefighter from Brownwood, but didn't know his name.

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