Man dies in hole trying to rescue dog in Philadelphia

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Man dies in hole trying to rescue dog in Fairmount Park. Jim Gardner reports during Action News at 6 p.m. on February 14, 2018. (WPVI)

A 72-year-old man died after going into a hole to rescue his dog in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park section, police say.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on South Concourse Drive.

According to authorities, the dog fell in a 2 1/2-foot by 6-foot hole. The man then went in the hole to help, but couldn't get out.

Police say the man's death was accidental.

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