Constant Joseph Bruey, 42, machinist, saved Sophie M. Yodkins, 19, from drowning, Torrington, Connecticut, February 29, 1928. Miss Yodkins broke through porous ice into deep water in the Naugatuck River 80 feet from wadable water. Bruey, who was fully clothed and who had not swum for years, ran 50 feet and walked a few feet to the edge of the hole, grasped Miss Yodkins’s hand and began to draw her upward. The ice broke under him and they were submerged. Miss Yodkins grabbed him around the neck, but Bruey struck her, freeing himself, took her to the surface, and supported her. After efforts had been made to rescue them by means of a ladder and a rope that had been brought, Miss Yodkins was raised in the water by means of a plank and was taken out of the hole. Bruey was helped out by a man on the ladder. He bad been in the water 15 minutes. Miss Yodkins was unconscious but was revived.
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