Colorado Rockies Fan: 27-Year-Old Fan Passes Away After Accident at Coors Field
Colorado Rockies Fan Dies After Falling While Trying to Slide Down Staircase Rail
Robert Seamans, the 27-year-old Colorado Rockies fan who was seriously injured at Tuesday night's game at Coors Field, has passed away.
Witnesses say that Seamans was trying to slide down a staircase railing when he lost his balance, fell about 20 feet, and then struck his head on a concrete floor.
According to the Denver Post, Seamans was declared brain-dead at Denver Health Medical Center about 12 hours after the incident. He was declared dead on Wednesday night.
On Thursday, the Rockies issued a statement a statement regarding Seamans' death.
"We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of one of our fans," it read. "Our thoughts and prayers remain with the family and friends of this young man as we all grieve for his loss."
A resident of Puebo, Colorado, Seamans was at the game with his girlfriend, 21. Her father, Larry Elliot, described Seamans as "very outgoing and fun" and "full of life." Naturally, he was a huge Rockies fan.
"He did something ... in the spirit of fun," said Elliot. "He slid down the rail like a kid ... it's heart-wrenching."
Apparently, Seamans' accident happened a week before his 28th birthday.
"Bad things happen to good people," said Elliot. "It's a very tragic thing."
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