James J. Wadden helped attempt to save Lloyd J. Hill from burning, Cleveland, Nova Scotia, January 30, 1981. Hill, 34, was in a basement bedroom of his house when fire broke out in the furnace room. Wadden, 45, insulator, was alerted and entered the house, but he was driven out by smoke. After breaking Hill’s bedroom window, he entered and located Hill, who was on his bed. Wadden dragged him to the window but could not get him out. Smoke and heat forced Wadden outside, but he entered the house a third time. As another man reached through the window, Wadden lifted Hill, and the two men removed him from the house. Wadden followed. He recovered from smoke inhalation and minor cuts; Hill could not be revived.
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