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article imageDeath at Bears game ruled an accident

By Bryan W. Alaspa     Nov 29, 2010 in World
Chicago - A man fell while attending a Bears game at Soldier Field this Sunday and died. However, today officials released a statement to the media that it was an accident.
The man, Stuart Harverty, was from Woodstock, Illinois. He fell the balcony between two columns on the western side of the stadium. The fall was about 35-feet and he fell onto a flat rooftop around 5 p.m. He was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead shortly thereafter.
There were rumors running rampant that the man had jumped and committed suicide. However, according to a statement from police, witnesses who saw the incident say that was not the case. The exact circumstances of his death, however, remain a mystery.
Haverty’s family has told police that they believe he was not depressed and was very happy with his life. An autopsy that was released on Monday stated that Haverty died from multiple injuries consistent with a high fall. The medical examiner has officially ruled the incident an accident.
Also denied by Harverty’s family is a rumor that was spreading that he was an avid rock-climber or mountaineer. They stated that his passion was actually Frisbee golf as well as the Chicago Bears themselves.
A statement from the Chicago Bears football team and the company that runs Soldier Field said that they had no current plans to increase the safety at the stadium. The Bears did release a statement offering their sympathies to Haverty’s family.
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