BURKE, Va. – A northern Virginia man has died after police say he drowned in a lake trying to rescue his dog.
Fairfax County Police say the body of 28-year-old Nghia Trinh (NEE'-yah TRIN) of Burke was recovered from Lake Braddock Saturday afternoon.
Police say Trinh's dog got loose walking on a path next to the lake, and witnesses saw Trinh go into water to retrieve it.
Fire and rescue personnel were called, and found Trinh in the water after a 40-minute search. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Trinh's dog was recovered safely.