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January 1, 2014

Three residents in their 70s drown in two Delaware County incidents

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Three local residents have drowned in two incidents in Delaware County, according to state police, who warned about dangers of weakened ice on ponds and lakes after warmer temperatures.

 

Marvin Taub, 74, of Oneonta, who had gone for a walk Monday with two small dogs, died at Pine Lake in Davenport, according to state police at Oneonta.

 

Separately, Ira Landess, 74, and his wife, Nancy Klinger-Landess, 71, died after apparently trying to rescue their dog who fell through ice on a pond behind their Harpersfield town home on Tuesday, troopers said.

 

Bodies of the three drowning victims were recovered after search efforts, troopers said.

 

Though weather officials forecast a storm starting tonight, some warmer temperatures have produced rain and melted snowpack in recent weeks. 

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