Man pulled from icy waters in West Brighton’s Silver Lake Park pronounced dead –

Man in the water

City firefighters responded Sunday to a report of a man in the Silver Lake Park reservoir. (Courtesy/ Irma Bohorquez)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Emergency crews pulled a man from icy waters Sunday afternoon in West Brighton’s Silver Lake Park.

The unidentified patient was transported to nearby Richmond University Medical Center where he ultimately was pronounced deceased, according to an NYPD spokesman.

A man jogging in the park at about 1:30 p.m. said he watched as EMS workers performed CPR on the man, adding that it appeared city firefighters had pulled him to shore using ropes and one of several emergency ladders positioned around the reservoir.

Man pulled from reservoir

Firefighters pulled a man from the Silver Lake Park reservoir Sunday after he apparently had fallen through the ice. (Staten Island Advance/Kyle Lawson)

A hole in the ice remained long after the emergency response. It located feet from a bridge between two sections of the reservoir in the middle of the park. No information was available on how the man wound up in the water.

The witness said another park visitor claimed they saw the same man near the water’s edge at about 1 p.m.

A police investigation remains ongoing, pending the cause of death to be determined by the city’s office of chief medical examiner, the spokesman said.

In July last year, a 9-year-old girl was pronounced dead after falling into the Silver Lake Park reservoir. According to Advance reports citing a preliminary NYPD investigation, the girl was playing at the edge of the water alongside an adult and several other children when she wanted to put her feet into the lake. She then fell into the reservoir.

Swimming is prohibited at the park.

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Man found in water

Park-goers watch as police investigate an incident Sunday in which an unidentified man was pulled from the water in Silver Lake Park reservoir. (Staten Island Advance/Kyle Lawson)

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