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Baseball fan dies after falling from upper deck in Atlanta

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ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities in Georgia have released the identity of the fan who plunged to his death from an upper deck at Turner Field during a game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees.

Gregory K. Murrey, 60, of Alpharetta, Georgia died after falling during the seventh inning of Saturday's game into a lower-level stand, according to Mary Beth Hauptle, an investigator with the Fulton County Medical Examiner.

The fall immediately followed the introduction of Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez as a pinch hitter. The game wasn't delayed while medical personnel treated the man for about 10 minutes, applying CPR before putting him on a backboard. Murrey was pronounced dead at Grady Memorial Hospital a short time later.


A man died late Saturday night from the injuries he sustained after he fell from the upper deck of Atlanta's Turner Field.

The Braves-Yankees game was in the top of the seventh inning when the fall occurred. The cause of the fall isn't known, but police don't suspect foul play.

The man, who hasn't been identified, fell and rolled head over feet before hitting the concrete walkway in front of a row of fans in the field level of seating.

"The Atlanta Braves offer their deepest condolences to the family," the baseball club said in a statement Saturday. "At this time, all inquiries will be directed to the Atlanta Police Department, as this is an ongoing investigation."

Onlookers said paramedics worked to revive the man with CPR on the scene immediately. He was eventually taken away on an orange blackboard.

The game continued and was completed, as the teams and umpires weren't immediately aware of the fall.

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