James M. Cunningham, Jr., died attempting to save Thomas W. Flynn from drowning, Hillside, New Jersey, March 2, 1935. Thomas, 11, broke through thin ice into water seven feet deep in Ursino Lake at a point 20 feet from the nearer bank, broke more ice in efforts to climb out, and then held to the edge. The hole was five feet long and four feet wide. James, 16, schoolboy, who was heavily clothed, walked 40 feet on the ice from the opposite bank to a point six feet from Thomas and then extended a short branch to him. Thomas grasped the branch, and James, who was two feet from the hole, started to draw Thomas toward him. The ice broke under James. The two released the branch, were momentarily submerged, and threshed. Thomas got his hands on the ice. James threshed, broke more ice, and called to boys on the bank to get help. Later a man arrived with a ladder, but James had sunk, and he was drowned. The man pushed the ladder to Thomas, who got hold of it and was drawn to the bank.
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