Tuesday night at Wrigley Field a Cubs fan tragically died by falling over a railing. Richard E. Garrity, 42, was pronounced dead at 3:33 p.m. Wednesday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Garrity was taken by private ambulance to the hospital, police said. The Cubs released this in a statement on the horrific incident “The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with his family during this difficult time.”
Let’s see what Twitter had to say about this tragic accident.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) May 18, 2017
Very sad news from Chicago https://t.co/lvI081C8Ly
— MLB Memes (@MLBMeme) May 18, 2017
Richard E. Garrity, 42, was on his way out of the park when he fell. https://t.co/ApSyzut5eH
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) May 18, 2017
— sl strategies (@slstrategiesusa) May 19, 2017
— Chicago News (@MyChiNews) May 19, 2017
— Zesty MLB News (@zesty_mlb) May 18, 2017
Very sad. Condolences to his loved ones.
— Donald Mills (@DonMills72) May 18, 2017
— Zesty Chicago Cubs (@zesty_cubs) May 19, 2017
What a horrific tragedy. This reminds me of when a fan fell over a railing at a Texas Rangers game back in 2011 trying to catch a baseball thrown to him by Josh Hamilton. Garrity’s father said in a statement “He was a great guy, everyone loved him.” Such a sad story. Something like this is not supposed to happen at the ballpark.