PARIS—The man who died Saturday afternoon after falling through the ice on Halls Pond has been identified as Mark Brandhorst, 62, of Paris.

Authorities rescued a woman and a dog Saturday from Halls Pond in Paris, but could not reach Mark Brandhorst, 62, of Paris before he fell through the ice. Submitted photo

According to Paris Police Chief Michael Daily, Brandhorst was attempting to walk across the pond around 2:30 p.m. Saturday when he fell through about an inch of ice.

Responders managed to save a 60-year-old female and a dog about 150 yards from the shore, but were unable to reach Brandhorst before he went under the ice.

Brandhorst’s body was recovered about 6 p.m. Saturday in about 11 feet of water. 


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