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20-foot fall kills fan

Mon., Nov. 29, 2010

CHICAGO – Authorities say a man has died after falling at least 20 feet from a ledge at Soldier Field while attending a Chicago Bears game.

Chicago police say the man fell about 4:55 p.m. CST Sunday during the NFL matchup between the Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles. He was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

Chicago Fire Chief Joe Roccasalva says the man landed on a small rooftop on the outside of the stadium. Witnesses told authorities the man ran to a ledge and jumped. Roccasalva says the man was in his 20s, but his name hasn’t been released.

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