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2 Wash. men drown after dog falls through ice


BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) – Two men drown after one tried to rescue a dog that fell through a frozen pond, and a neighbor tried to rescue the first man.

KOMO-TV reports a 73-year-old man was walking his dogs near Bellingham at about 6 p.m. Tuesday when the dogs ran onto a frozen pond and fell through the ice, according to Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo.

The dog owner tried to rescue his dogs, but fell through as well. A 49-year-old neighbor saw the man in trouble and attempted to rescue him, only to fall in himself.

Elfo says a third neighbor saw both men struggling and called 911.

Rescuers were able to reach the 73-year-old man but he was dead. The body of the 49-year-old man remains missing. The search continues Wednesday.

The men were not identified.

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