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Man killed while attempting to save his dog's life

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According to Friday's publication of the Los Angeles Times, an elderly man who was attempting to save his dog from being struck by a train, wound up being killed in Del Mar, Calif.

The tragic incident took place on Friday afternoon as a 75-year-old man walked with his dog along train tracks; the man's dog was not leashed at the time.

The conductor of the train blew the horn when the pair was observed near the tracks - unfortunately, the blast of horn spooked the dog and tragedy quickly ensued.

Rather than running from the tracks, the frightened Labrador retriever ran towards the path of the train. The dog's guardian tried to run after his dog in a courageous attempt to prevent the dog from being struck, when he was hit, and killed, instead.

The dog who the man tried to save did not get injured in the incident and sheriff's officials eventually captured and returned him to the deceased man's family.

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