Howard Kylor, 23, shipping-clerk, died attempting to save Robert H. Hall, 26, salesman, from drowning, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, January 30, 1938. While skating on Raystown Branch, Hall broke through weak ice 50 feet from the bank, making a hole five feet in diameter, and fell into water 15 feet deep. Rotten ice extended nearer the bank, and deep water extended to within 15 feet of the bank. Kylor skated toward the hole and slid about five feet on the ice on his stomach to a point 20 feet from the hole and 30 feet from the bank. Less than a second earlier another man had skated and then slid on his stomach closer to the hole and extended a hockey stick within two feet of Hall. Kylor took hold of the other man’s skates. Immediately the ice broke under them, a strip of ice five feet wide remaining between them and Hall; and both were submerged in a hole eight to ten feet in diameter. Kylor rose near the middle of the hole. The other man rose, grabbed at the ice, and was rescued by a man in a boat that was pulled over the ice. Kylor and Hall sank and were drowned.
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