Brian W. Coblentz saved Heather M. Wolff from drowning, Germantown, Tennessee, January 31, 2010. Heather, 2, went down an embankment on her sled but continued onto the ice of a frozen lake, stopping at a point about 50 feet from the bank. She stepped from the sled but then broke through the ice into water about six feet deep. Coblentz, 47, landscaper, was driving on a road adjacent to the lake and witnessed the accident. He immediately parked and, shedding his coat, ran to the bank of the lake. He continued into the lake, breaking a path through the thin ice with his arms and body. Reaching Heather, he lifted her out of the water and positioned her over his shoulder. Swimming and wading, Coblentz made his way back to the bank and turned Heather over to arriving emergency medical personnel. She was uninjured. Numb and bruised, Coblentz suffered a pulled muscle. He recovered.
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