Fan Dies After Suffering ‘Apparent Medical Event’ During Dolphins-Patriots Game: REPORT

A fan has died after suffering an “apparent medical event” Sunday night in the stands at Gillette Stadium, according to officials.

The medical event took place during the fourth quarter between the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots around 11:00 p.m. ET in the 308/309 section of the stadium, according to Massachusetts State Police via Boston 25 News.

The 53-year-old man — Dale Mooney of Newmarket, New Hampshire — was taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro where he was pronounced dead around midnight, according to state police.

It’s unclear what exactly led up to the medical incident, while the Norfolk District Attorney’s Office is saying there are “no charges in place at this time.” The investigation is still ongoing with the office saying they’re still in the preliminary stages, according to TMZ Sports.

At some point Monday, an autopsy will be performed on the man by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, according to the DA’s office.

Assigned state police detectives are working in collaboration with the Foxboro police on the investigation. (RELATED: Former NFL Player Sergio Brown Missing After Authorities Find Mother’s Body Near Creek, Death Ruled Homicide)

The death is separate from another incident that happened with a fan who suffered cardiac arrest. Fortunately, that individual was saved by two off-duty firefighters who gave him CPR for several minutes.

The Dolphins won the game over the Patriots, 24-17, going to 2-0 on the season while New England drops to 0-2.


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