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More details on the fan who fell to his death at Turner Field last night

Aug 13, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

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NBC News has more details about the fan who fell to his death at Turner Field last night during the rain delay prior to the Phillies-Braves game.

Ronald Homer, 30, of Conyers, Ga., plunged 65 feet onto a parking lot during a rain delay before the game between the Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies … Connie Homer of Conyers, Ga., tells The Associated Press her only son told her in a cellphone call from the Monday night game that rain was starting to let up and he was preparing to go back in the stadium. She says he ended the call in his typical way, telling his mother he loved her. 

NBC News has some pictures and video from the scene. Some of them are kinda graphic, though, so be warned.

Officials are saying it was an accident.

  1. jdv22 - Aug 13, 2013 at 11:10 AM

    So sad. Even since scaling the rock wall-esque stairs in the upper level of the Spectrum, I have been anti-upper deck as much as possible.

    • dondada10 - Aug 13, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      I remember being scared senseless sitting in the upper deck of Shea. Such a sad thing.

      • jarathen - Aug 13, 2013 at 1:13 PM

        Saw a Ducks game at the Pond years ago and was terrified of the incline. I remember thinking, “If I trip and fall, it’s all the way to the bottom for me.”

  2. kane337 - Aug 13, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Very tragic. RIP Ronald Homer

  3. astrosfan75956 - Aug 13, 2013 at 3:21 PM

    The worst part? It was ruled a infield fly.

  4. astrosfan75956 - Aug 13, 2013 at 3:22 PM

    MLB continues to struggle with falling attendants.

  5. bosoxfan15 - Aug 13, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Astrosfan, your clear lack of sensitivity is a true shame. Go back to the hole that you crawled out of and enjoy last place for many years to come.

  6. astrosfan75956 - Aug 13, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    Some people wouldn’t joke about this, but some of my best friends fell 30 feet from the upper deck.

    • philliesblow - Aug 13, 2013 at 4:26 PM

      Evidently they broke their fall by landing on your head. It’s the only thing that can explain your classless comments.

  7. bosoxfan15 - Aug 13, 2013 at 4:59 PM

    Astrosfan, do us all a favor and go away. This guy has a family who could read your abhorrent comments.

  8. astrosfan75956 - Aug 13, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    Yes, I’m sure this guys family reads hardball talk on the NBC sports talk app and then reads all the comments. Falling over the rail at a ballpark? Who does that? He was drinking and paid the cost to be the boss.

    • ahrmon - Aug 13, 2013 at 5:06 PM

      So, instead of just admitting your comment was inappropriate (which doesn’t make you less of a man, BTW), you just double-down on the stupid. Now I know how W got his second term…

  9. astrosfan75956 - Aug 13, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    Never voted for W, but did vote for Obama.

  10. astrosfan75956 - Aug 13, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    He probably slipped on a banana peel intended for the Upton Brothers.

  11. astrosfan75956 - Aug 13, 2013 at 5:11 PM

    It was a performance piece about BJ Uptons batting average.

  12. bigtimepackfan - Aug 13, 2013 at 7:07 PM

    We all lost a baseball fan yesterday and a family lost a member. May gods presence be with that family. Rip ronald

  13. bosoxfan15 - Aug 13, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    Astrosfan, you are nothing more than a heartless troll. Try to grow up and move out of your stripper mom’s basement. Did daddy not give you enough love growing up?

  14. astrosfan75956 - Aug 13, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    Thanks for the comment bosox.

  15. sfm073 - Aug 13, 2013 at 8:54 PM

    I feel bad for the family, but they’re already blaming the stadium design and soon enough there will be a lawsuit. At that point I will no longer care about the family.

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