John H. Thompson, 27, locomotive fireman, saved James H. Ray, 47, locomotive engineer, from drowning, Rock Point, Pennsylvania, March 1, 1910. After having had his right wrist badly sprained and his back injured when his locomotive left the track and plunged into the Beaver River, Thompson swam 18 feet through water in which ice was running to Ray, who had been thrown into the flooded stream. He towed him about 10 feet, from which point they were assisted to the bank. Ray had sustained three broken ribs.
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