Clifford J. Baker died attempting to save Daniel W. Harrison from drowning, Wolf Creek, Montana, March 10, 1994. On an ice-fishing outing, Harrison, 38, broke through the ice covering Holter Lake while riding a snowmobile. Members of his party, including Baker, 48, driller, were fishing closer to the bank when they heard him call for help. Taking a length of rope, Baker began to cross the ice toward Harrison, but en route, he too broke through the ice. He shouted for help. Those alerted to the situation included an Air Force lieutenant; he and one of the other men from the ice-fishing party made their way across the ice to Baker and were successful removing him from the water. As they advanced toward the bank, however, the ice gave way beneath them, depositing them into the lake. Baker submerged and was not seen alive again. The lieutenant and the other man returned to the bank. Baker’s body was recovered the following day, and Harrison’s, four days later.
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