MARLBORO, N.H. (CBS) – A Marlboro, New Hampshire, man died trying to save his dog, police discovered Friday.
Authorities said the man, who has not been identified, was walking his dog when the dog wandered onto thin ice on Meetinghouse Pond and fell through.READ MORE: Coronavirus State Of Emergency Ends In New Hampshire
Police said the man grabbed a large tree branch and tried to save the dog, falling through the ice during the rescue attempt.READ MORE: Coronavirus In Massachusetts: Today's Developments
Friday morning, police were asked to check on the man, who had not been heard from since Thursday evening. Police began a search of areas the man was known to frequent. Neighbors also joined the search on foot.
Eventually, neighbors found a hole in the pond’s ice and human and dog tracks leading up to the hole, about 49 feet from shore.MORE NEWS: 'Oh My God, I'm In A Whale's Mouth': Lobster Diver Says He Was Nearly Swallowed By Whale Off Cape Cod
The bodies of the dog and the owner were recovered. Both were drowned in approximately 12 feet of water.