93-year-old man fails to rescue dog from icy pond, dies

(GlobalP/Getty Images) File Photo of a Jack Russell terrier.


Detective David Pfindel says Graf was 50 to 75 feet from shore and lying prone on the ice trying to reach his dog when the top half of his body fell into the water.

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CHITTENDEN, Vt. The dog died, too. — A 93-year-old man fell into an icy Vermont pond while trying to rescue his dog and died, police said.

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State police say William R. Graf was walking with his Jack Russell terrier near Lefferts Pond in Chittenden on Saturday afternoon when the dog ran onto the ice and became stuck in the water.

Pfindel calls the situation a “sad, sad thing.”

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