Clark D. Smith saved schoolboys William J. Jennings and James L. Casterline from drowning, Harveys Lake, Pennsylvania, January 10, 1931. While skating on Harvey Lake, James, 16, broke through thin ice at a point 300 feet from the bank, and almost immediately afterward William, 14, broke through 100 feet nearer the bank. Each was in a hole five or six feet in diameter and in water 50 feet deep. Clark, 16, schoolboy, who was heavily clothed, skated from safe ice to a point two feet from the hole where William was treading water and grasping the edge of the ice. Stooping, he tossed one end of his belt into William’s hand, and digging one skate into the ice, he then moved backward and pulled William out of the hole and 15 feet to firm ice. Clark then skated cautiously to a point two feet from the hole where James was. He again braced himself, tossed one end of the belt to James, and tried to pull him out of the water. The ice sagged under James and broke for at least a foot, and water flowed for three feet back from the hole. A boy who arrived also took hold of the belt, and he and Clark drew James from the water.
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