Jason Austin Cole saved a boy from drowning, Spirit Lake, Idaho, January 27, 2013. While playing on ice covering Spirit Lake, a boy about 8 broke through thin ice in the vicinity of a highway culvert. Jason, 16, high school student, was watching the boy from a dock about 200 feet away. He ran across the ice toward the boy but also broke through into the frigid water at a point within a few feet of the boy. Jason swam to the boy, submerged, and, pushing off a rock, lifted him onto solid ice. Requiring repeated attempts against ice that broke under his weight, Jason then hoisted himself atop solid ice and with the boy went across the ice to safety. Jason was cold but recovered that evening.
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