Police are investigating the death of an Avondale man who fell into a well.

Volunteers with the town's fire department were called to the scene on Thursday afternoon.

Fire Chief Gord Hickey said crews found the man inside the well, but could not revive him.

Hickey said it appears the man, who would have turned 63 next week, fell through the cover of the well.

When the man didn't return home, his wife called a neighbour who discovered what happened.

Hickey said the victim was also the father of one of the volunteer firefighters, which has made the tragedy especially hard on the department.