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PHILADELPHIA – A man who apparently tried to rescue a dog that fell into a hole in a Philadelphia park has died.

Police say emergency responders were called to Fairmount Park Wednesday afternoon and found the 72-year-old man partially inside the roughly 2½-by-6-foot hole in a grassy area.

Authorities say he was apparently trying to rescue his dog after the animal fell into the hole. He was pronounced dead shortly after he was found.

KYW-TV reports police say that after the man’s body was removed from the hole, the victim’s dog was found dead.

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