Fan nearly falls from stands during homer derby

July 12, 2011 10:01:23 AM PDT
A fan trying to catch a ball during Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby found himself dangling over a pool deck roughly 20 feet below after being caught by his brother and a friend.

Keith Carmickle, of Kingman, was trying to catch a home run hit by Prince Fielder in the second round of Monday night's derby when he stood on a metal table about 18 inches wide. He reached down to get the ball and tumbled over the rail, saved from a big fall when a friend grabbed his legs and his brother wrapped up his arms.

Carmickle was pulled back up to his seat after dangling over a deck area behind the pool in right field at Chase Field.

A fan at a Texas Rangers game died last week while trying to catch a ball thrown into the stands.