St. Louis County man dies after fall into ravine

Thursday, February 3, 2011 | 8:32 a.m. CST; updated 8:45 a.m. CST, Thursday, February 3, 2011

CREVE COEUR — An 81-year-old St. Louis County man has died after falling into an icy ravine.

The victim's name has not been released.

KSDK-TV reports that the man was walking his dog Wednesday night in Creve Coeur. The dog returned home a short time later without its owner, and the man's family contacted police.

Within an hour, emergency workers found foot tracks leading them to a deep embankment near a lake, about 100 yards from the man's home. He was in a foot of icy water. A spokeswoman at St. John's Mercy Medical Center confirmed early Thursday that the man died.

It was the second death in Missouri believed to be connected to the winter storm that struck this week. A 55-year-old woman died in a crash near Rolla early Tuesday.


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