Dad Falls to Death at Ballpark

Dad tumbles from escalator after Mets game
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2008 12:44 PM CDT
Duaner Sanchez delivers a pitch while closing out the Mets' 6-0 shutout of the Washington Nationals Tuesday, April 15, 2008. After the game, a man died in a fall from a ballpark escalator.   (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
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(Newser) – A 36-year-old father of two died after falling four stories from a Shea Stadium escalator last night, Newsday reports. Antonio Nararainsami was leaving the ballpark with family members when he tumbled over the railing of the non-moving escalator.  Police are looking into the possibility that Nararainsami was "surfing" the railing, but some witnesses remember a "sudden jerk" of the stairway.

"We saw his whole body go over the side. There's no explanation for what happened there. It's like a nightmare," a cousin said. "We're all diehard Mets fans, the whole family." The Mets have offered their "deepest and heartfelt condolences" to Nararainsami's family, which includes a pregnant wife and the two daughters who were with him when he fell.