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Man falls through frozen pond, dies in Delaware County

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Police say a man died of hypothermia and cardiac arrest after his snowmobile fell through a frozen pond.

WALTON, N.Y. (WBNG) -- The New York State Police Department says one person is dead after their snowmobile fell into a frozen pond by Chipmunk Hollow Road on the evening of Dec. 6.

State Police say 46-year-old Jeffrey M. Benson died of hypothermia and cardiac arrest after he went through the ice.

Police say a friend of Benson, who called 911, was with him at the time and they attempted to rescue him out of the pond. Benson was pulled out of the water by the Walton Fire Department and EMS.

Authorities say no foul play was "observed" and Benson was dead before troopers arrived.

Matthew Benninger

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