Reports said a man fell to his death during Sunday’s Phish concert at Chase Center in San Francisco. The incident left two others injured.
In a statement to KQED, San Francisco police spokesperson Robert Rueca said that they were notified about the incident on Sunday at around 8:55 in the evening when the Phish was having their second performance this week.
Rueca said medical responders “immediately provided medical treatment” to the victim but he was pronounced dead after a while.
“Medics arrived and immediately provided medical treatment, but despite the efforts of the emergency responders the victim succumbed to his injuries and was declared deceased,” Officer Robert Rueca told KQED.
New York Attorney State General Letitia James’ speechwriter Edward Lewine, who claimed to be at the show that night, shared on social media about the man’s fall from the upper deck, landing into the lower part where he was at.
Lewine furthered that a woman seated “right where he fell” was seen to have directly been affected by the incident but sustained no injury.
SFGATE reached out to Lewine for comment but he did not immediately respond.
Rueca furthered that another fall happened about an hour following the incident. It involved another man who also fell at the show and landed on one of the concertgoers. They sustained non-life-threatening wounds and were brought to the hospital for treatment.
No immediate response was provided by a San Francisco police spokesperson when contacted by SFGATE.
KQED also reported that the venue’s spokesperson extended condolences to the bereaved families. “We extend our heartfelt condolences to the guest’s loved ones,” the spokesperson wrote. “We are working with the local authorities to determine exactly what happened.”