Joseph D. Walker, 18, laborer, died attempting to save Walter S. Doke, 19, and Charles C. Threlkeld, 17, laborers, from drowning, West Fork, Arkansas, January 5, 1928. While skating on the west fork of the White River, Doke and Charles broke through soft ice. They were in separate holes, 10 feet apart and 30 feet from the bank. From near the opposite bank, Walker walked 120 feet toward them and broke through at a point 10 feet from Charles. Doke was rescued by others, and Charles finally got upon firm ice. A rail was pushed on the ice to Walker. He grasped it, but the rail tilted into the hole, and he was drowned.
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