Fan passes away following fall at Wrigley

May 18th, 2017

CHICAGO -- A Wheaton, Ill., man died on Wednesday, one day after falling over a railing at Wrigley Field following Tuesday night's Reds-Cubs game.

Richard E. Garrity, 42, fell from an undisclosed height and landed on his head while leaving the ballpark at around 11 p.m. CT Tuesday. He was pronounced dead at 3:33 p.m. on Wednesday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

"Following yesterday's game, a male fan was injured after a fall as he was exiting the ballpark," the Cubs said in a statement late Wednesday. "Paramedics responded immediately and transported him to a local hospital. We have since learned he passed away today, though we have no further information. The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with his family during this difficult time."

A marketing manager, Garrity was attending the game as part of a work outing with colleagues.