Alfred M. Taylor, 18, schoolboy, died attempting to save Victor A. Zaveruha, 14, schoolboy, from drowning, Bridgeport, Connecticut, December 31, 1929. While Victor was skating on a reservoir, he broke through thin ice and went into water 15 feet deep 400 feet from the bank. Taylor, who was heavily clothed, skated to within five feet of him and extended a stick toward him. The ice broke under Taylor, and he went into the water. He got hold of the ice and extended the stick to Victor’s brother, who pulled him out of the water. Taylor skated to another point within five feet of Victor and again extended the stick. As Victor grasped it, the ice again broke under Taylor, and he went into the water and was drowned. Victor was rescued by his brother, who had gone to the bank and got a rope.
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