74 Year Old Powell Man Dies After Falling Into Pond


Powell police say a 74-year-old man died after falling into a pond in Powell Tuesday afternoon.

Siegbert A. Allespach fell through the ice and into the Meadowview Park Pond, while he was chasing after a dog.

Emergency crews responded to the scene around 3:45 p.m. after a neighbor called 911.

The caller said she and her daughter spotted Allespach hanging on to the side of the ice.

Officials believe the man was in the water at least 20 minutes before being rescued. The 911 caller tried to encourage Allespach to keep his head above the water, but he slipped under.

Allespach's dog stayed on the ice and circled around him before rescue crews arrived.

Allespach was pulled from the water and taken to Riverside Methodist Hospital where he passed away.