Gregory E. Barnett helped to save Paul H. Williamson from drowning, Toronto, Ontario, February 15, 1969. While skating at night on ice in Toronto Harbor, Williamson, 26, college student, fell into deep water in an open channel 25 feet wide about 300 feet from shore. Unable to get out, he called for help. An 18-year-old youth heard the calls and enlisted the aid of Barnett, 20, photographic technician, who lived nearby. In very poor light, Barnett and the youth ran onto the ice, moved around one open channel, and proceeded toward the next channel, where Williamson was clinging to the ice. As Barnett and the youth crawled cautiously toward him, Williamson lost his hold and drifted away from the ice. Barnett moved to the edge of the channel, carrying a long scarf provided by the youth. One end of the scarf was thrown to Williamson. The youth held the feet of Barnett, who pulled Williamson out of the water. Crawling to alongside Barnett, the youth aided him in moving Williamson back from the edge of the ice. After resting, Barnett and the youth took Williamson to shore. He recovered.
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