Donald J. Mallon died attempting to save James M. Boyle from drowning, Hillside, New Jersey, March 2, 1935. James, 12, broke through thin ice into water eight feet deep in Ursino Lake at a point 15 feet from the bank. He got his hands on the ice, but as he tried to climb out, ice snapped off in small pieces and he made strokes to maintain himself at the surface. Donald, 12, schoolboy, who was heavily clothed, was on ice three to four inches thick 35 feet from James. He walked hurriedly toward James, removed his sweater as he walked, and reached a point eight feet from James. As he flung the sweater toward James, the ice broke under him. He dipped under the surface and then made swimming strokes to maintain himself. A little later a man with a ladder arrived at the bank, but James and Donald were not in sight. Both were drowned.
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