The Texas Rangers fan that passed away on Thursday night after reaching for a baseball, falling 20 feet over the railing and onto the concrete below, was pronounced dead at a Fort Worth hospital an hour after the tragic incident.
The fan, later identified as 39-year-old firefighter Shannon Stone, was conscious after the fall but died after going into "full arrest" while being transported by ambulance according to a report from the Associated Press. An official cause of death from the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office has not yet been made public.
The accident seems to have affected Oakland Athletics reliever Brad Ziegler most, who was in the visitor's bullpen nearest the area where Stone fell. Ziegler was in tears after the game when he found out about the death, according to the AP.
According to the report, Ziegler said when Stone told people tending to him that his young son was "up there by himself" and asked them to check on the boy while he was being put on the stretcher.
"He had his arms swinging. He talked and was conscious. We assumed he was OK," Ziegler told the AP. "But when you find out he's not, it's just tough."
It is tough, for everyone, to see such a tragic accident happen -- especially when thinking about Stone's son having to witness the horrible incident.