OAKLAND, Calif. -- Police praised a football fan for saving the life of a woman who jumped from the third-level deck of the Oakland Raiders' home stadium by breaking her fall.
A good Samaritan who tried to break her fall was injured in the process, stadium officials said in a statement.
"He saved her life quite honestly, at his own expense," Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson told the Oakland Tribune. "This guy 100 percent saved her life. She'd be dead now."
Nelson said the woman went to a seating area that was covered by a tarp and appeared to be alone when she jumped. The man who was on the concourse level saw her and repeatedly shouted, "don't do it," Nelson said.
Nelson told KTVU-TV the man lunged toward the woman as she dropped. He was knocked down and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.
The man's name was not released.
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