Man dies after trying to save dog in Erie Canal

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MACEDON, N.Y. (WROC) — The body of a man was recovered after he went into the Erie Canal in Macedon Tuesday.

According to officials on scene, 36-year-old Michael F. Singer was fishing with his son and their dog by Lock 30.

The dog fell into the water and the man went in after to save the dog.

A rescue was attempted by authorities but ultimately, his body was recovered.

“There is a very strong current that’s right next to where the lock empties out,” Macedon Police Chief John Colella said. “The doors were closed at the time but there is a spillway that creates turbulent water underneath there. But the underwater recovery team from the sheriff’s department was able to quickly locate the individual and went from there.”

This is a developing story. News 8 WROC will provide updates as they become available,.

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