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Bears response to fatal accident at Soldier Field

Via, the Bears released a statement Monday after an accident at Soldier Field claimed the life of a 23-year-old man during Sunday’s game vs. the Eagles.

“The Chicago Bears are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic accident that claimed the life of Stuart Haverty yesterday,” the team said in a statement. “Our hearts go out to his family and friends. They will be in our prayers during this difficult time.”

The Chicago Tribune reported that Haverty fell about 35 feet out of Soldier Field, landing on a small rooftop on the west side of the stadium near Lake Shore Drive. The incident reportedly happened at about 4:55 p.m. and the man was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 5:24 p.m.

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