A man in his 20s died Sunday afternoon after he fell out of Soldier Field and landed on a roof-top on the west side of the stadium, officials said.
The incident happened at about 4:55 p.m. as the Bears and the Eagles were playing, according to Chicago police and Fire Department officials. No one else was injured.
Stewart Haverty, 23, was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 5:24 p.m.
Chicago Fire Department Chief Joe Roccasalva said the victim fell about 20 feet and landed on a small rooftop on the west side of the stadium near Lake Shore Drive. He was taken in critical condition to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead, officials said.
The fire department required an aerial tower with a basket to get him down, Roccasalva said.
Witnesses told emergency personnel that they saw the man run up to a ledge and jump.
An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday.
The incident is the second fatal fall in a week at a major sports arena. On Nov. 21 in Los Angeles, a 2-year-old died after plunging 50 feet from a Staples Center luxury suite.
The boy, Lucas Anthony Tang, had been crawling around the suite during the Lakers' game against the Warriors, sources said. At some point, his parents noticed he was missing and began to look for him.
They did not know then that their son, who would have turned 3 in January, had fallen. Witnesses at the game said the boy was moving his arms, legs and head before paramedics took him out on a stretcher
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