Fan gravely injured in Olympic Stadium fall during preseason baseball game
Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 12:01 am
MONTREAL - Police say a man is fighting for his life after falling from the stands at Montreal`s Olympic Stadium during a preseason baseball game Friday night.
Police spokesman Danny Richer says the approximately 40 year old victim fell 10 to 15 metres to the ground behind the perimeter fence at centre field.
Richer said it happened around 10:20 in the evening, toward the end of the Toronto Blue Jays 5-4 win over the New York Mets.
The man, whose identity hasn`t been released, was rushed to hospital in critical condition with injuries Richer described as life-threatening.
CTV news spoke to a witness who said the man was trying to rouse the crowd to do the wave when he got up on a railing, lost his balance and fell.
Police have been interviewing witnesses as they continue their investigation, but have yet to release any details.
A crowd of 46,121 attended the game, which organizers hoped would spur interest in bringing major league baseball back to Montreal. A second game is scheduled for Saturday afternoon.