BUHL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Minnesota say a man has drowned while trying to rescue his dog from a water-filled mining pit.

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says 56-year-old Gary Paternoster died after he was pulled from the water in Buhl Saturday evening.

WCCO -TV reports the man's dog had been caught on something in the water and he was trying to save his pet.

Officials say Paternoster was pronounced dead at a hospital in Hibbing.