ST. LOUIS (AP) — A 30-year-old man fell headfirst from the upper deck at Busch Stadium on to the concourse below before the St. Louis Cardinals played the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.

Witnesses said it appeared the man fainted in the 92-degree heat. Joe Walsh, director of stadium operations, said the fan fell on to an empty seat after grazing a female fan nearby.

The man was conscious as he was being taken to a hospital for observation, Walsh said.

The fan apparently toppled over a front-row railing and fell about one story to the concourse while a youth choir was singing “God Bless America.” The fan was strapped to a gurney and wheeled away shortly after the game began.

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