Atlanta (CNN) — A man who fell from the upper deck of Atlanta’s Turner Field during Saturday night’s Braves-Yankees game is in grave condition, police said.
The man tumbled out of the stands during the seventh inning of the game as the Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez was walking to home plate.
Gregory Lyon, a spokesman for the Atlanta Police Department, said the man is in grave condition. Police are still trying to determine why the man fell.
CNN’s Southeast Bureau chief Marylynn Ryan, who was sitting a few sections from where the man landed, said paramedics worked on the man for several minutes before taking him off on an orange backboard.
The Braves said the man was taken to the hospital but didn’t say anything about his condition.
The man tumbled head over feet before hitting the concrete walkway in front of a row of fans. He hit some of the lines attached to the backstop as he fell.
The game continued as fans were escorted from the section where the man lay as a medic tried CPR.
CNN’s Quand Thomas contributed to this report.