Edward O. Matson saved Gerald T. Brown from drowning, Philipsburg, Pennsylvania, January 18, 1935. While coasting on a sled onto ice on Cold Stream Dam Pool, Edward, 14, schoolboy, lost control of the sled, and he with Gerald, 4, lying on top of him was carried to a point 125 feet from the bank, where the water was eight feet deep. The ice then sagged under the sled. Gerald carefully walked nine feet toward the bank but broke through and threshed. Edward cautiously walked five feet toward Gerald and broke through into the hole which Gerald had made. Swimming three feet to Gerald, Edward supported him with one arm and repeatedly grasped the edge of the ice, which kept breaking. He then got a hold on the ice, and Gerald got behind him and held to his shoulders. After Edward had supported Gerald for almost ten minutes, a boy, protected by a rope which was tied around him, crawled close to the hole and pulled Gerald to the ice. Gerald crawled 10 feet from the hole and was aided to the bank. Edward then grasped a rope that was thrown to him and was pulled to firm ice.
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