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Woodstock man falls to his death at Soldier Field

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  • The exterior of Soldier Field where Stuart Haverty of Woodstock fell to his death on Sunday.

      The exterior of Soldier Field where Stuart Haverty of Woodstock fell to his death on Sunday.
    Courtesy ABC7 Chicago

  • The exterior of Soldier Field where Stewart Haverty of Woodstock fell to his death on Sunday.

      The exterior of Soldier Field where Stewart Haverty of Woodstock fell to his death on Sunday.
    Courtesy ABC7 Chicago

  • The exterior of Soldier Field where Stewart Haverty of Woodstock fell to his death on Sunday.

      The exterior of Soldier Field where Stewart Haverty of Woodstock fell to his death on Sunday.
    Courtesy ABC7 Chicago

 
 

A 23-year-old McHenry County man died after falling from an upper section of Soldier Field during Sunday's Chicago Bears game.

Stuart Haverty, of Woodstock, was in the colonnade of Soldier Field when he fell 40 feet and landed on a roof, according to a Chicago Police Department spokesman.

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The incident happened right around halftime of the Bears game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

The man fell from a concourse on the 300-level on the west side of the stadium onto the roof of a 100-level storage facility, Soldier Field spokesman Luca Serra said. Serra estimated the fall to be about 40 feet.

The man was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition after falling at 4:55 p.m., police said.

He was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:24 p.m.

Rescue crews used a lift to reach the man on the roof, which Serra estimated to be slightly taller than one story.

Police are investigating the fall but did not have further information.

An autopsy is scheduled for today.

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