A woman was hospitalized with broken bones after she climbed onto the rafters of Fenway Park during last night’s (Aug. 21) Rolling Stones concert and fell 35 to 40 feet.
The 20-year-old woman broke both her ankles and a wrist and was in stable condition at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, according to police. A hospital spokesperson said no further information on her condition was being released. Her name was not made public.
Firefighters were sent to help her down but they arrived too late, fire Lt. David Pfeil said.
A witness described seeing the woman climbing into the rafters above the ballpark’s right field grandstand. “I don’t know how she got up there,” Sean Mahoney said, “but I kept yelling for her (to), ‘Go back. Go back.”
Other witnesses said she was in the rafters for some time before she fell. “She sat for at least three songs, just dangling there,” said Jaime Whitney. “She was hanging onto the rafters, sitting on a beam. She just fell backwards.”
Sunday’s show was the first on the Stones’ new North American tour.
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