Michael Cherwinski, 24, truck driver, died attempting to save Normand A. and Anna M. Varieur and Alfred W. Picard, 9, 6. and 6, respectively, from drowning, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, February 6, 1938. The children broke through weak ice into water 10 feet deep 30 feet from the bank of Social Pond and held to the edge of the ice. Cherwinski, who could not swim, ran toward the children. When he was 10 feet from them, the ice broke under him. He threshed and tried to hold to the edge of the ice, which broke under his weight; and then he sank and was drowned. The children also sank and were drowned.
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