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1 Dead, 2 Hurt After Apparent Falls During Phish Concert at Chase Center

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One person died after a possible fall at a Phish concert Sunday night at San Francisco's Chase Center, officials said. Two other people suffered non-life threatening injuries in an unrelated fall.

Officers already at the arena for the rock concert were notified at about 8:55 p.m. that a person needed medical assistance, police said. The officers found a man "suffering from injuries caused by a possible fall."

"I think we're still in shock. It was pretty intense,” said Erika Munsch, who was there, four rows away from where the victim landed. "There was no movement. The fact that they did CPR so quickly was a sign that, like, it wasn't good.”

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First responders tried to save the man, but he later died, according to police. He was identified as 47-year-old Ryan Prosser from Greene County, New York.

"Medics then began treatment to the male, but despite the efforts of the emergency responders, the male was declared deceased at the scene,” said Officer Robert Rueca of the San Francisco Police Department.

Police said they didn't find evidence of foul play. An investigation is ongoing.

Roughly 50 minutes later, officers at the arena learned that a person was in need of help following a fall, police said.

"Due to that fall, a separate person was injured from contact of the person falling,” said Rueca. 

Responding officers found a man suffering non-life threatening injuries. He was taken to a hospital, police said.

Another man was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries suffered during the second person's fall, according to police.

Chase Center released a statement saying, “We extend our heartfelt condolences to the victim's loved ones. We are working with local authorities to determine exactly what happened."

Munsch is still stunned.

"I can't get the image out of my mind,” she said.

Police said officers didn't find evidence of any criminal violation.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call San Francisco police at 415-575-4444 or text a tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.

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