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Fan falls and dies at NFL game

An American football fan has died after falling from an elevated pedestrian walkway during an NFL game at San Francisco's Candlestick Park.

Multiple people witnessed the man's fall on to a pavement from the Jamestown walkway, which goes around Candlestick, San Francisco police spokesman Gordon Shyy said.

According to police, witnesses say the man appeared intoxicated when he fell just after kickoff at about 1.30pm on Sunday as the San Francisco 49ers took on the Green Bay Packers. Off-duty medics and police officers gave him first aid until an ambulance arrived, but the man was declared dead from his injuries.

Mr Shyy said the man, who appeared to be in his 30s, suffered serious injuries. It was not immediately clear how many feet he had fallen.

His identity is being withheld until the medical examiner notifies his family.

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