This past weekend of college football was a rough one for a number of fans, beyond the results of the games. Now, we have learned the unfortunate news that an Oklahoma fan that made the trip to Saturday's game at Kansas State died after suffering a heart attack during the first quarter.
The man has not been identified. Authorities have released that he was in his 40s, and per The Wichita Eagle, he attended the game in Manhattan with friends and family.
He began to feel chest discomfort, and then eventually collapsed. Paramedics were on hand, and attempted to immediately revive him, but were not able to do so.
From the report:
“An Oklahoma fan did suffer sudden cardiac arrest while at the game,” said David Adams, director of Riley County EMS. “It was witnessed by Riley County EMS and Kansas State University stadium personnel. Treatment was started immediately without delay, and he was transported to Via Christi Hospital in Manhattan, where he was later pronounced dead.”
Paramedics were originally called for a patient experiencing chest pain and not feeling well, and they were on hand when he collapsed, Adams said. He was seated with friends and family in a spectator section of Bill Snyder Family Stadium.
The unnamed Oklahoma fan died after being transported to nearby Ascension Via Christi Hospital.
Elsewhere in the Big 12, a fan fell from the upper deck of Iowa State's Jack Trice Stadium. In Ann Arbor, two fans were injured after the Wolverines' win over Notre Dame when an arch collapsed at a local high school that serves as a parking lot for Michigan football games.
These are all very different freak incidents, but we hope everyone tries to stay safe when attending games this fall.
The Sooners lost Saturday's game at Kansas State 48-41.