Jacob Prins saved Charles C. Nathan and helped to save Miriam E. Nathan, from drowning, Ambler, Pennsylvania, February 24, 1968. Miriam, 10, and her father, Nathan, 48, were skating at a water-filled stone quarry and broke through the ice into water 30 feet deep about 60 feet from the bank. Both tried to hold onto the ice, but it kept breaking off. They called for help. A steam fitter broke through the ice while attempting to rescue Miriam; he supported her as she attempted to crawl onto the ice. Prins, 40, missionary, and two other men arrived at the quarry. Taking with them a 10 foot piece of gas pipe, Prins walked 20 feet on the ice and then crawled in a prone position to near the hole. He extended the pipe to Miriam, and by it drew her out of the hole. The ice began to sag and water flowed onto it. While Prins and Nathan were watching Miriam make her way to the bank, the steam fitter sank and drowned. Two men walked about 25 feet on the ice and then threw one end of a rope to Prins while the other end was held by men on the bank. Holding to the rope, Prins used the pipe to pull Nathan out of the hole. By means of the rope, Prins and Nathan were drawn to the bank.
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