Fan falls from upper deck of Turner Field during Yankees-Braves game

— -- ATLANTA -- A fan fell out of the upper deck of Turner Field in the seventh inning of Saturday's night's New York Yankees- Atlanta Braves game, was given emergency medical treatment and was taken to a hospital on a stretcher.

According to WSB-TV, Atlanta police say the fan is in grave condition, and they are investigating the circumstances of the fall.

"There was an accident during tonight's game involving a fan," the Braves said in a statement. "The fan was immediately treated at the scene and transported to a local hospital."

According to witnesses seated in section 401 behind home plate, the fan was screaming at Alex Rodriguez, who had been sent up as a pinch hitter by the Yankees, when he suddenly lost his balance and fell approximately 50 feet to the concrete below, striking a railing on the way down.

There was blood left on the surface around the seats after the man was put on a backboard. A group of stadium medical personnel treated the man for about 10 minutes, applying CPR. As the medical workers worked in a circle around the man, security officers cleared the area.

The game continued as the medical personnel attended to the man, whom a Turner Field usher said was known to him as a Braves season-ticket holder.

A witness who asked not to be identified said she was seated a row in front of the man when he began shouting at Rodriguez.

"All of a sudden, he just flew right over the rail,'' she said. "I can't even function right now.''

Turner Field security cleared the area and refused to allow media access to the site of the accident. No further information was immediately available.

A police spokeswoman confirmed the fan fell.

The announced crowd of 49,243 was the largest of the season at Turner Field. 

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.