Man who fell from Saddledome parkade was drunk, police say
Man had been escorted out of Jason Aldean concert for being intoxicated
A man who fell from a Saddledome parkade Saturday night was drunk, police say.
The victim had been escorted out of the Jason Aldean concert taking place at the arena prior to the fall. Police say he was asked to leave because he was very intoxicated.
Emergency responders were later called to the east side of the Saddledome around 10:30 p.m. M.T. after the man fell roughly 10 metres, or 30 feet, from a parkade, landing on concrete.
"The height of the fall was significant, and the surface he landed on is just flat concrete," said Stewart Brideaux, communications officer with Calgary EMS. "It was very unforgiving."
The man, who is in his 20s, had serious, potentially life-threatening injuries when EMS transported him to Foothills Medical Centre.
No one else was injured in the accident.