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Man dies after tractor falls through ice

The tractor became submerged with the operator still inside.
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A Powassan man is dead after his tractor fell through the ice yesterday.

OPP say Wednesday at 3:33 p.m., members of the North Bay OPP and the North Bay Regional Health Centre Emergency Medical Services (EMS) received a call for service at the Hydro Pond in Powassan.

Initial reports indicated that a tractor being operated on the ice - broke through - and became submerged with the operator still inside.

Family members of the operator soon arrived on scene and with the assistance of OPP and EMS began performing life-saving measures.

The man was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead.

He is identified as Eugene Kunkel, 82 years of age from Powassan.