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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Man Drowns While Trying to Save His Dog From Falling Through a Frozen Pond

Old Forge, NY  - The Ontario County Sheriff's Office says Garvin Anthony Brown and his fiancee were renting a home in the Finger Lakes town of Naples, 40 miles southeast of Rochester.

Deputies say Brown was walking his dog around 1:00 a.m. Sunday when the dog went onto the ice of a pond and fell into the water.

Police say Brown ventured out onto the frozen pond to save his pet, but the thin ice cracked and the 34-year-old fell through.

Investigators say Brown was unable to get out of the frigid water and drowned. His dog survived the harrowing ordeal.

The couple were staying at Jim's Adirondack House during their weekend getaway when tragedy struck.

When the dog fell through the ice, Brown ran inside the cabin to alert his fiancée and then returned to the pond to try and rescue the animal.

The woman immediately called 911 to get help, and first responders arrived on the scene along Route 21 in Naples a short time later, but by that time Brown had already drowned.
Responding officers were able to locate the man's body at the bottom of the pond and recover it within an hour.

Brown was pronounced dead at the scene.

The deceased pet owner's body was taken to a nearby hospital for an autopsy to confirm his cause of death.

Brown, a Brooklyn DJ who went by the stage name Tony Trixx, leaves behind a large extended family.

'To all who knew him. My nephew, Anthony Garvin Brown gone to soon. Died being a hero,' his uncle Alfie Blackman wrote on his Facebook page.


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