OAKLAND, Calif., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A U.S. Marines veteran saved a woman who apparently jumped from the third level of the Oakland Coliseum by throwing himself underneath her, police said.
As onlookers yelled to the woman, "Don't do it, don't do it," the 61-year-old Marine vet, who also was not identified, softened her 40- to 50-foot fall with his body, authorities said.
"He put himself in a lot of risk. And, right now, he is in the hospital paying the price for it," Alameda County Sheriff's Sgt. J.D. Nelson said.
The woman suffered a serious head wound and was in a hospital intensive care unit early Monday, Nelson said. The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
"There are not a lot of people who would have done what he did," Nelson said.
It was unclear what prompted the woman to jump, Nelson said.
In an unrelated incident, a 48-year-old man suffered severe head injuries when he slipped and fell down steps at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium, CNN said.
The incident happened during the Ravens' game against the New York Jets, authorities said.