Oakland Raiders fan breaks fall of attempted suicide jumper during Raiders-Titans game

Nov 3, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Raiders fans in the Black Hole cheer the action of the field during the first quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Bob Stanton-USA TODAY Sports

A fan helped save a life on Sunday during the Raiders loss to the Titans at the Oakland Coliseum. According to the San Francisco Chronicle a woman jumped off of the top deck of the Coliseum following the team’s loss to the Tennessee Titans. The lady climbed up to section 301 – an upper level above the end zone – and jumped down to an area that was about 45 feet below.

A couple of fans outside of the stadium and inside the Coliseum naturally tried to convince her not to jump. Thankfully when she did , a 61-year old Marine was down at the bottom to break her fall.

“He saved her life quite honestly, at his own expense,” Sgt. J.D. Nelson of the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office said on Sunday night. “This guy 100 percent saved her life. She’d be dead now.”

The woman was taken to the hospital with critical injuries. The man was taken to the hospital with serious injuries as well, but thankfully was conscious and alive after sacrificing his body to save a life and a near grisly suicide attempt at the ballpark.

“He just couldn’t imagine having people see that,” Nelson said. “He said it was a reaction. Even now, at the hospital he’s very concerned about her. He’s a real compassionate person.

“Raider fans get a bad reputation, yet here’s this guy that went way over and above what most people would do to try to save this woman,” Nelson said.

H/T Fansided NFL blog, NFL Spin Zone for first reporting the Chronicle stroy

Topics: Oakland Raiders

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  • w1LLz

    All BS aside between your Raiders and my Chargers, good story. Way to go Raider fans. I hope that devil dog is ok. Definitely a hero in my book.

  • James K

    The Raiders office should give this Msn a set of season tickets st least !
    He is a true Hero.