Ice Fisherman Dies After Falling Through Ice In Rome
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.