One man has died after falling through the ice while ice fishing in the Town of Newark Valley late last week.

According to the Tioga County Sheriff's Office, two men were ice fishing at Alexander Pond on Barber Town Road on March 3rd when they fell through the ice.

One man was able to get out of the water and repeatedly attempted to rescue his fishing mate, Norman J. O'Neil of Endwell.

First responders were able to locate and pull O'Neil's body out of the water and began CPR.

Attempts to resuscitate O'Neil were unsuccessful and the cause of death was determined to be accidental drowning.

The other man was taken to Wilson Hospital for treatment and released.