Kent W. Parks died attempting to help save Richard A. Buchmayer from drowning, Solon, Iowa, February 7, 1993. Buchmayer, 38, was walking on the north arm of ice-covered Lake Macbride when the ice beneath him gave way, immersing him in deep, frigid water at a point about 370 feet from shore. Other ice fishermen on the lake hurried toward him, including Parks, 29, construction worker. Although he was a nonswimmer, Parks crawled toward the edge of the open water but then also broke through the ice and was immersed. Other fishermen arrived with a ladder and extended it to them. Buchmayer was pulled from the open water to safety, but Parks submerged and drowned.
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