PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are investigating after they say a man and his dog were found dead in Fairmount Park on Wednesday.

The discovery was made around 2 p.m. in the 4700 block of South Concourse Drive, in a grassy area of Fairmount Park.

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Police say a woman was walking nearby and saw a man’s leg sticking out of a hole that’s roughly 2.5 x 6 feet wide.

The victim, only identified by police as a 72-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say after hoisting the body out of the hole, the victim’s dog was found dead underneath him.

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Police believe the man the fell into the hole while attempting to rescue his dog.

Anyone with any information is asked to call police at 215-686-TIPS.

 

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