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Man, 42, Dies After Falling Over Wrigley Field Railing At Cubs Game

By Tanveer Ali | May 18, 2017 7:47am

CHICAGO — A suburban man died after fall over the railing at Wrigley Field Tuesday night.

Richard Garrity, a 42-year-old man from Wheaton in DuPage County, died after falling over a railing and falling onto his head at 11 p.m. Tuesday during a game against the Cincinnati Reds.

He was pronounced dead Wednesday at 3:33 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office.

The Tribune said he was a marketing manager with Heineken and was at the game with co-workers and his wife. "He was a great guy," his father told the paper.

The Sun-Times reported that he fell over a railing along the right field line.

The Cubs issued a statement saying Garrity fell while leaving the game. 

"The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with his family during this difficult time,” the team said in a prepared statement.

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