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SAN FRANCISCO -- Authorities believe the death of a San Francisco 49ers fan at Monster Park was accidental and took place when the man misjudged a leap on the the upper concourse.

The unidentified fan died Sunday after falling 20 feet from an upper concourse level ramp, police said.

The 31-year-old man took a break from the game with about 2:30 left in the first half and went to the exterior of the stadium to hang out on a ramp between sections 7 and 5, said San Francisco police Sgt. Neville Gittens.

Police said he climbed up to sit on a ramp wall but misjudged the wall and plummeted 20 feet to the mezzanine level, landing on his head.

Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene, Gittens said.

The man has not yet been identified, but he is not a San Francisco resident, Gittens said.

Authorities said it was the first death at Monster Park -- formerly known as Candlestick Park -- since two fans fell to the death in the 1980s.

One of those fatalities was a man who attempted to ride a dumpster down the concourse and the second when a fan tumbled on a rainy day from the upper deck while booing then manager Frank Robinson following a San Francisco Giants loss to the Atlanta Braves.

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