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Man drowns while trying to save his beloved dog from icy pond

The man got into difficulty while saving his pet from the frozen pond
The man got into difficulty while saving his pet from the frozen pond

A 34-year-old New York City man has drowned while trying to save his dog from a pond, police have said.

The Ontario County Sheriff's Office said Garvin Brown, of Brooklyn, and his fiancee were renting a home in the Finger Lakes town of Naples, 40 miles south-east of Rochester.

Deputies say Mr Brown was walking his dog at around 1am on Sunday when the canine went onto the ice of a pond and fell into the water.

Police say Mr Brown broke through the ice when he tried to save his dog.

Investigators say Brown was unable to get out of the cold water and drowned.

Deputies say the dog survived.