State Police say an ice fisherman died after falling into the Erie Canal south of Muck Road in Rome

Troopers say 67-year old Robert Barnes of Rome was fishing alone on the Erie Canal on Monday afternoon when he fell through the ice and was submerged in the water.

Police say a passerby tried to rescue Barnes but was unsuccessful.

The Rome Fire Department pulled Barnes from the water and took him to Rome Memorial Hospital, where he later died.

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