Baltimore medical examiner investigating fan death at Ravens game
The Baltimore medical examiner has opened up an investigation into the death of a fan at M&T Bank Stadium during the Baltimore Ravens loss against the Tennessee Titans, according to Justin Fenton of the Baltimore Sun.
Mike Kahler, 30, tripped up the concrete stairs on the way back to his seat. He hit his head on the concrete and later died.
There was some backlash from Kahler’s family who thought the stadium personnel didn’t respond quickly enough after he tripped. According to witness (h/t CBS Baltimore), fans had trouble getting the attention of stadium personal because of the commotion of the game going on.
The Ravens released a statement sending out their thoughts and prayers to the family, but also trying to defend their response to the situation.
“Our prayers and sympathies go out to Michael Kahler’s family and friends,” the Ravens said in a statement.
“Our security video shows Mr. Kahler’s stumble on the steps leading to his seat. In less than two minutes, a SAFE Management Team member reported the incident. Within three minutes from the stumble, two Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) arrived at the scene and began assessment and treatment,” the Ravens continued. “Within eight minutes of the stumble, an emergency doctor arrived. Within 14 minutes of the stumble, Mr. Kahler received additional emergency treatment in a nearby First Aid Room, and 15 minutes later, Mr. Kahler was transported in an ambulance to Maryland Shock Trauma.”
ClutchPoints would also like to send out our sympathies to Kahler’s family and friends.