Rome man dies after falling through ice on Erie Canal

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State police say a Rome man died after falling through the ice on the Erie Canal on Monday.

Posted: Mar 10, 2020 11:15 AM
Updated: Mar 10, 2020 11:21 AM

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.

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