There was a scary moment at Miller Park in Milwaukee Tuesday, as a fan fell over the outfield wall and had to be stretchered off the field.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Tom Haudricourt provided some details of the incident:
Getting info from #Brewers fans that someone fell over railing at Friday's restaurant and into bullpen. Being treated. No official word.— Tom (@Haudricourt) June 4, 2014
Brandon Kintzler in for #Brewers. Was warming up in bullpen as EMTs treated fan that fell there from above. Had to be tough to do.— Tom (@Haudricourt) June 4, 2014
Fan being carried off on stretcher on left-field warning track and is being put on card now. Game being delayed to attend to this situation.— Tom (@Haudricourt) June 4, 2014
Fan was put on cart at Miller Park. Sorry for the earlier typo.— Tom (@Haudricourt) June 4, 2014
Hard to estimate how far that fan fell over the railing at FRIDAYS but I'd estimate 25 feet or so. #Brewers have no other information now.— Tom (@Haudricourt) June 4, 2014
Fortunately, Fox Sports' Andrew Gruman provided an update from the team that sounds encouraging:
#Brewers say an unidentified male fan fell into the bullpen. He is "conscious and alert" and has been transported to Froedert hospital— Andrew Gruman (@AndrewGruman) June 4, 2014
Of course, this isn't the first time we've seen an incident like this happen at a sporting event. In July 2011, a fan died after falling from the stands during a Texas Rangers game. A deadly fall also occurred at Reliant Stadium a year later, while a fan was placed in critical condition this March following a fall at Olympic Stadium in Montreal.
Those are unfortunately just a few of the stories that are becoming far too common, and we can only hope the fan involved in this incident is able to make a full and quick recovery.