Rescue Turns Tragic
Niagara Falls firefighters pull a man from the freezing waters of Hyde Park Lake as his loyal dogs look on, one even holding his glove. Witnesses later told police 70-year-old Pascal Scrufari had been walking his three Golden Retriever dogs near the lake about 3 p.m. on February 15, 2012, when he ran out onto the lake after one of the dogs and fell through the thin ice. Scrufari later died at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center leaving his dogs homeless and in the care of the SPCA of Niagara.
Please Credit: James Neiss/Niagara Gazette