Donald L. Tice helped to save Thomas L. Clark and died attempting to save Lawrence L. Bialik from drowning, Port Colborne, Ontario, August 8, 1961. Thomas, 12, Lawrence, 11, and eight other boys, 12 to 14, were in wadable water at a beach along Lake Erie when the wind velocity increased, causing the water to become rough. Tice, 37, chemical technician, signaled for the boys to come ashore, but before they could do so, undercurrent caused by the waves carried all into water beyond their depth. Removing his shoes, Tice entered the water and swam through waves up to 30 inches high toward Thomas and Lawrence, who had been carried farthest from the beach. Tice reached Thomas 225 from shore and pushed him 25 feet toward the beach. He then thrust Thomas shoreward, turned, and swam 50 feet to Lawrence. As Tice took hold of Lawrence a large wave broke over them. By then five of the boys had reached shore and three others were near it. Thomas, after being aided by Tice, was towed to the beach on a life jacket by a boy who was a good swimmer. While a man and two youths used a rowboat to bring the other three boys to shore. Tice was seen 300 feet from the beach with Lawrence 150 feet beyond him. Both then were submerged again by waves and did not return to the surface. About three hours after the accident skindivers recovered the bodies of Tice and Lawrence.
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