Man dies in London after falling through ice on frozen lake trying

first_imgBEXLEYHEATH update: A man pulled from Danson Park lake after reportedly falling through ice while trying to rescue his dog is believed to be in a critical condition after being rescued by the emergency services.— Kent 999s (@Kent_999s) February 28, 2018 A man has died after he was plucked from a frozen lake in a London park which he fell through reportedly trying to rescue his stranded dog.Emergency services were called to Danson Lake in Danson Park, Welling, south east London following the incident as temperatures plummeted to -2C.The man, thought to be in his 60s, was pulled from the water of the popular boating, sailing and angling lake in a sprawling public park and has been taken to a South London hospital.Scotland Yard confirmed last night that the man, who has not yet been identified, had died.The death is being treated as unexplained at this stage.A Met Police spokesman said: “Police were called by the London Ambulance Service at approximately 3.55pm on Wednesday (February 28) to reports of a man in the water at Danson Park in Welling. “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 from the 12-acre lake, the London Fire Brigade said.center_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings.last_img

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