A man died after suffering an “apparent medical event” in the stands during the fourth quarter of the New England Patriots vs. Miami Dolphins game Sunday night at Gillette Stadium, according to Boston 25 News.
The man, Dale Mooney from Newmarket, New Hampshire, was sitting in the 308/309 section when the tragic incident happened. EMTs showed up and rushed the 53-year-old to Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where he was pronounced dead just before midnight.
On Monday, a fan came forward and stated he witnessed Mooney and several fans get into a fight during the game.
“It was unsettling for sure,” Joe Kilmartin, a fan who witnessed the confrontation, told WCVB Channel 5 Boston. “He basically just grabbed another fan and they started tussling around for a few minutes. At one point, another Dolphins fan walked over punched him and the man just went out. It was pretty hard to watch.”
Currently, there haven’t been any charges filed related to the incident.
Mooney’s wife told 7NEWS that to the best of her knowledge Mooney did not have a heart condition, but his father did have heart issues. Mooney was a dedicated Patriots fan and had been a season-ticket holder for 30 years.
As reported by the local station, a state police spokesperson said detectives were “investigating the facts and circumstances of the man’s death, including the sequence of events prior to the medical incident.”
Detectives are reviewing video and talking to people seated close to Mooney as part of the investigation. There are no charges currently in place. The chief medical examiner’s office will be conducting an autopsy as part of the investigation’s standard protocol, according to the DA’s office.
There was another unrelated incident during the same game. A different man at the stadium suffered cardiac arrest and was saved by two off-duty firefighters who administered CPR. According to a Facebook post by…
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Author : Isabel Gonzalez
Publish date : 2023-09-19 14:57:15
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