TODAY   |  August 13, 2013

Man falls 65 feet to his death at MLB game

Ronald Homer, 30, of Conyers, Ga., plunged 65 feet onto a parking lot during a rain delay at last night’s Atlanta Braves game. Police in Atlanta are investigating whether the wet conditions may be to blame. NBC’s Randy McIlwain reports from Turner Field.

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>> fan died after falling more than 60 feet from the upper deck at turner field in atlanta . we're joined with the very latest. randy, good morning.

>> reporter: good morning natalie. at this hour the victim remains unidentified though an autopsy has been scheduled for later this morning. police tell us he fell into the parking lot and paramedics did rush him to atlanta 's medical center but he ultimately died of the injuries. police this morning aren't saying what caused the fan to fall more than six stories to his death.

>> the fall appears accidental. it appears the male fell 65 feet. there's no indication of foul play .

>> only that it took place at monday night's rain delay game between the braves and phillies, away from the field and out of sight from most of the spectators.

>> he fell from an upper level platform to a secured lot below.

>> the teams finished the game after the rain delay and they deferred all questions about the incident to the local police . this is the second fatal fall in turner field since 1996 . in 2008 ayman died after falling 150 feet from an upper deck in an alcohol related incident. this is the third time within the last year that a fan has fallen over stadium railing here in atlanta . it happened twice last year at college football games resulting in one death. meanwhile, the braves do play the phillies here in atlanta tonight.

>> randy outside turner field . thanks