Harold A. Fox, 57, insurance agency manager, saved Billie J. Weigel, 15, from being struck by a charging deer, Evans City, Pennsylvania, October 30, 1966. At the Breakneck Beagle Club, Miss Weigel and Fox were standing a foot apart at the base of a wooded hill on which spectators formed two lines to watch field trials of hunting dogs. A large buck deer with only one antler appeared at the brow of the hill and charged swiftly down the slope. The deer followed a zigzag course between the two lines of spectators. Miss Weigel and Fox remained at their positions, feeling that the deer would escape through one of the openings in the lines. When the deer was 10 feet away it then headed on a direct course toward Miss Weigel with its head lowered. Fox lunged at Miss Weigel and pushed her out of the deer’s path. The deer struck Fox on his chest with the side of its head on which it had only the stump of an antler. Fox was lifted two feet into the air by the impact and fell to the ground 10 feet away. The deer stumbled from the impact and fled across a field into another wooded area. Miss Weigel was uninjured. Fox was hospitalized with broken ribs, torn knee ligaments, and a dislocated shoulder bone.
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