ROME, N.Y. – State police say a Rome man died after falling through ice on the Erie Canal Monday.
Robert G. Barnes, 67, was ice fishing alone near 6150 Muck Road when he fell through the ice around 4 p.m., according to police.
Troopers say someone passing by tried to rescue Barnes, but could not get him out of the water.
Rome Fire Department arrived on scene and pulled Barnes from the water. He was taken to Rome Memorial Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.