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Man dies trying to rescue his dog from frozen lake in London park
He was pulled from the lake in Danson Park, south east London (Picture: Twitter)

A man who fell into a frozen lake while trying to rescue his pet dog has died.

The unnamed man, believed to be in his 60s, was pulled from the water at Danson Park in Welling, south east London.

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He was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead, the Met Police said.

In a statement, police said: ‘Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at approximately 3.55pm on Wednesday, 28 February to reports of a man in the water at Danson Park in Bexleyheath. Officers and London’s Air Ambulance attended.

‘The man, believed to be aged in his 60s, was recovered from the water and taken to a south London hospital where he died.

‘His next of kin are aware. The death is being treated unexplained.’

The dog was rescued by boat, London Ambulance Service said.

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Meanwhile, a young boy had a lucky escape when he was rescued from a frozen lake in Essex on Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters said the boy tried to run to the middle of the lake at Laindon near Basildon but got trapped when the ice broke up.

He was said to have been cold but otherwise unhurt.

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