Israel A. Lupien, 43, pomologist, saved Helen M. Tufts, 9, from drowning, Cochituate, Massachusetts, January 1, 1929. Helen broke through thin ice into deep water in Lake Cochituate about 125 feet from the bank. Lupien, who was fully clothed and could not swim, ran from the bank to within 15 feet of her. Then as the ice bent and crackled, he crawled to within reach of her. Lying in water that covered the depressed ice, Lupien pulled Helen upon the ice. He dragged her as he edged backward for 15 feet from the hole. Helen then walked to the bank, as did Lupien after crawling a little farther.
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