Man Trying to Save His Dog Falls Through Ice, Drowns NYC's Garvin Brown did all he could to rescue his pup in late-night tragedy By Newser Editors and Wire Services Posted Mar 16, 2015 2:03 PM CDT 10 comments Comments Snow blows across the ice of a pond at Martin Plaza Park in Wichita Falls, Texas, Feb. 6, 2014. Temperatures stayed in the teens all day as the North Texas area was gripped by an Arctic cold front. (AP Photo/Wichita Falls Times Record News, Torin Halsey) (Newser) – Police say a 34-year-old New York City man drowned while trying to save his dog from a pond. The Ontario County Sheriff's Office tells local media that Garvin Brown of Brooklyn and his fiancee were renting a home in the Finger Lakes town of Naples, 40 miles southeast of Rochester. Deputies say Brown was walking his dog around 1am yesterday when the canine went onto the ice of a pond and fell into the water. Police say Brown broke through the ice when he tried to save the dog, was unable to get out of the cold water, and drowned. Deputies say the dog survived.