Wheaton Man Falls At Wrigley, Dies Following Day

A fan at Wrigley Field died after falling over a railing at Wrigley Field, authorities confirm.

Richard E. Garrity of Wheaton, 42, died Wednesday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office said.

Garrity attended the Cubs against the Reds with his wife and colleagues Tuesday night. He was leaving the ballpark around 11 p.m., more than half an hour after Cubs defeated the Reds, when he fell over a railing, and struck his head.

Garrity was rushed to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

The Cubs expressed condolences to Garrity’s family.

“Following yesterday’s game, a male fan was injured after a fall as he was exiting the ballpark. Paramedics responded immediately and transported him to a local hospital. We have since learned he passed away today though we have no further information. The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with his family during this difficult time,” the team said in a prepared statement.

An autopsy was scheduled for Thursday.

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