Max Pollack, 33, auditor, rescued Jean L. Sullivan, 27, from a fatal fall, Paterson, New Jersey, January 13, 1938. At night in her sleep Miss Sullivan walked to the porch of her home, which was 29 feet above a concrete sidewalk, and began to climb over a brick barrier that rose three feet higher. Her mother took hold of her nightgown, but Miss Sullivan fell forward over the barrier until her head was level with the porch. Miss Sullivan’s father then reached her and took hold of her ankle, but she began to slip from his grasp. Pollack, who was attracted, got to the sidewalk under Miss Sullivan and braced himself as he stood on a light coating of ice covered with snow two inches deep. Miss Sullivan slipped from her father’s grasp and fell, striking Pollack’s chest and outstretched arms; and they fell to the sidewalk. Miss Sullivan sustained concussion of the brain and fractures of her right leg. She recovered. Pollack sustained a fracture of his right leg.
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