Texas Rangers Fan Falls From Upper Deck Video
Fan Falls From Upper Deck At Texas Rangers vs Cleveland Indians Game, Video
A Texas Rangers baseball fan reaching for a foul ball in the upper deck of Arlington stadium fell 30 feet and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
The Rangers fan was apparently in section 235 in the upper deck, along the first base line when he reached for a foul ball hit by Nelson Cruz. The ball sailed in the upper deck past the fan and bounced back towards the field of play - that is when the fan reached for the ball and fell off the upper deck landing on his right side against a row of seats.
The Dallas Morning News quotes a Jason Blake a spokesperson for the Texas Rangers.
Blake said the railing surrounding the second deck at Rangers Ballpark is 32 inches high. Railings around the upper decks were raised to 46 inches after a woman fell in 1994. The man hurt Tuesday was sitting in section 235.
"You are concerned for the individual that it happened to and the people who might have been injured in the fall," team president Nolan Ryan said. "I think we're very fortunate that it wasn't worse that it was."
The game was suspended for 15 minutes as paramedics attended to the injured fan. Many of the players on the field were visibly upset, some prayed.
The Rangers went on to beat the Indians 12-1.
The video of the Texas Rangers fan falling from the upper deck was taken after the incident and shows paramedics removing the fan via stretcher.