Girard man dies in kayaking accident while trying to rescue dogs from partially frozen pond

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A Girard man is dead while trying to rescue two of his dogs from a partially frozen pond.

State Police were notified of a kayak capsized on a partially frozen pond in the 8800 block of Avonia Road in Fairview Township.

According to Pennsylvania State Police, 70-year old David Chivers of Girard was trying to rescue his two dogs that were stuck in the pond.

When crews arrived, they discovered Chivers and both dogs deceased in the pond.

In addition to State Police, the Lake City Water Rescue Team, the North East Water Rescue Team, Fairview Fire and Rescue and Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook responded to the scene.

Police do not suspect foul play in this incident and the investigation is ongoing.

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