Man Dies After Falling Into Lake

February 15, 2012 Updated Feb 15, 2012 at 8:29 PM EDT

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Man Dies After Falling Into Lake

February 15, 2012 Updated Feb 15, 2012 at 8:29 PM EDT

NIAGARA FALLS, NY ( release ) The Niagara Falls Police Dept., Niagara Falls Fire Dept., and Rural Metro Ambulance responded to Hyde Park Lake for a man that had fallen through the ice and into the water.

After interviewing witnesses it appears the man was walking his three dogs on the east side of the park near the Rose Garden.

One or more of the dogs ran out onto the ice covered lake and fell through the ice.

It appears the man then went out onto the ice to rescue the dog and also fell through.

The man was brought to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center where he died a short time later.

The man is a 70 year old Niagara Falls resident. His name is not being released at this time.

All three dogs were out of the water when police arrived and were turned over to the SPCA.