Man who fell 42' still in critical condition

UPDATE Monday, June 9: Cuidy Joseph remains in critical condition after falling 42 feet during Saturday's soccer game at EverBank Field.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cuidy Joseph was found lying unresponsive in the 2nd level concourse as stadium security crews arrived on the scene.

Witnesses told police Joseph was seen running up the stairs to the top of section 244.

One witness said it looked as if he was going to stand on a chair. When she looked again, the chair was folded up and the victim was lying on his back on a lower level of the stadium.

JSO reports no foul play is suspected and it does not appear to be alcohol related. "I'm not getting information that he had anything to drink with him at the time," said Sgt. T.K. Waters, with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Andy Adamson, of Jacksonville, told FCN that Joseph landed just 30 feet away from him during half-time. Adamson said he did not see the fall, but heard it.

"It was very noticeable. I was able to hear it amongst a crowd of about 200-300 people in the vicinity of that concourse," Adamson told FCN Saturday evening. "He didn't look very good. He was moving eventually, once he had attention, but other than that, it was a bad situation."

Adamson said he walked over to make sure Joseph had medical attention and Adamson said help did arrive.

Soccer fan, Mitchell Scanlan said he was near the area where the incident happened. "He was actually a couple rows back. He was right to the right section of me, then he fell," Scanlan said. "We all saw an ambulance come in, then one of the fans told us someone fell. But, we couldn't get anywhere near him because there was so many people everywhere. We didn't really know what to do."

Soccer fan, Jene Dominique was in the stadium for the game, but said he did not see the incident. "I could see how that could happen. I'm not necessarily shocked," Dominique said.

Caroline Cataldo, who was also in the stadium, but not near the incident, felt differently. "It's a bit shocking to know that somebody fell," she said. "I hope this person's alright."


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