Harry V. McChesney, III, 23, student, died attempting to save Dan C. Woodward, 22, student, from drowning, Lexington, Kentucky, January 10, 1958. While skating on an ice-covered reservoir, Woodward broke through the ice into water 35 feet deep 350 feet from the nearest bank. McChesney, who with another man had accompanied Woodward to the reservoir and had warned him that the ice was unsafe, started toward Woodward. After walking cautiously over the ice to within 25 feet of the hole, McChesney lowered himself to a prone position and crawled 20 feet farther. There the ice broke under him, enlarging the hole. McChesney swam to Woodward and tried to lift him onto the ice, which again broke. Supporting Woodward at the side of the hole, McChesney called to the other man to get help but not to venture onto the ice himself. The man left, returning 10 minutes later with a physician from whose home he had telephoned the firemen. McChesney still was supporting Woodward, who then slipped from his grasp and sank. Holding to the ice with one hand McChesney submerged his other arm and his head but surfaced without Woodward. McChesney then sank. Firemen arrived and using boats and grappling hooks recovered the bodies of McChesney and Woodward.
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