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Officials: Elderly man falls through ice after dog rescue in New Canaan

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NEW CANAAN -

A man from New Canaan and his dog are both safe after officials say he fell through the ice at a local pond.

It happened Thursday just before 3 p.m. behind a home on Dan's Highway.

According to officials, the elderly man was trying to rescue his dog who walked out onto the ice when he fell through.

Neighbors say the man was in waist-deep water for about 15 minutes before rescuers got him out.

News 12 is told both the man and his dog are expected to be OK.

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