Maxwell Machmer died after rescuing Marina A. Machmer from burning, Mary River, Northwest Territories (Nunavut), August 5, 1986. At night, Marina, 4, was asleep in a small wooden cabin in a remote area when fire broke out in the cabin. Marina’s father, 34, power plant supervisor, and others escaped as the fire spread rapidly, engulfing the cabin. Realizing that Marina was still inside, Machmer re-entered the cabin, located Marina, and carried her out. Both Marina and Machmer were severely burned, Marina requiring five months’ hospitalization. Machmer died of his burns the following day, before help could arrive.
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