Gary D. Lundquist attempted to help save James B. Maltman, Jr., from drowning, Woodstown, New Jersey, February 1, 1964. James, 11, and another boy were walking on ice atop a pond and broke through 150 feet from the bank, where the water was 12 feet deep. The other boy took hold of James, who could not swim. Gary, 12, schoolboy, who had a heart ailment and suffered with asthma, crawled to the edge of the hole to give aid. The ice broke under Gary, who was badly shocked by the cold water and floated on his back. At that time James sank. Paul W. Gustafson ran to the hole, jumped into the water, and swam to near Gary and the other boy. Gustafson dived beneath the surface but did not find James. As Gustafson climbed out of the hole, others arrived, including the boys’ scoutmaster. The latter moved to the edge of the hole, where he broke through the ice. As he swam toward Gary and the other boy his legs began to cramp, and he clung to the edge of the hole, which had been enlarged to 20 feet long and six feet wide. Gustafson jumped back into the water, rose to the surface floating face downward, and then sank. The scoutmaster’s son, Ralph Van Schenk Brill, pushed a six-foot log over the ice and into the hole. Jumping into the water, he moved the log to Gary and the other boy. Ralph and the other boy lifted Gary, who nearly was unconscious, onto the log and pushed it toward the scoutmaster. Gary slid off the log and sank. While the scoutmaster dived and brought Gary back to the surface, others arrived with more rescue equipment. A rope was tied to a ladder, which was shoved to within reach of Ralph and the other boy. Both were pulled from the water. The scoutmaster held Gary and clung to the edge of the ice. A man crawled alongside the ladder and moved it to near the edge of the hole, where he broke through the ice. He and the scoutmaster held to the ladder and together lifted Gary above water as a boat was pushed over the ice to them. From inside the boat a man lifted Gary aboard and revived him. The scoutmaster and the other man were drawn from the water by means of the rope and ladder. Gary was hospitalized and recovered. The bodies of James and Gustafson later were recovered.
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