Man dies after fall over railing at Wrigley Field

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

A man who struck his head after tumbling over a railing at Wrigley Field has died.

The Cook County medical examiner's office says 42-year-old Richard E. Garrity of Wheaton, Illinois, was pronounced dead Wednesday at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center.

Authorities say Garrity fell over a railing after Tuesday night's game between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds. Police say he suffered head trauma from the fall.

"The thoughts and prayers of our entire organization are with his family during this difficult time," the Cubs said in a statement.

The medical examiner has scheduled an autopsy for Thursday to determine the cause of death.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.