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 (0.61-by-1.83 meter) 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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