Philly man dies in hole trying to rescue dog

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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.

It happened around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on the 4700 block of South Concourse Drive.

Authorities said the dog fell in a two and a half by six feet hole, and the man went in to help, but couldn't get out.

Police said the man's death was accidental.
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