Myra G. Slack saved Beatrice E. Lang and J. Gilford Bruce from drowning, Riverside Park, Ontario, December 5, 1917. Miss Lang, 19, and Bruce, 20, soldier, while skating on the Ottawa River at night, broke through the ice 450 feet from the bank, where the water was 15 feet deep. Their legs were drawn under the ice by the current, but they clung to the ice. Miss Slack, 20, stenographer, skated to within eight feet of the hole, lay on the ice, and extended her hands to Miss Lang. While in a prostrate position, Miss Slack pulled Miss Lang to a point 14 feet from the hole. Bruce aided by pushing Miss Lang until she was out of the hole. Miss Slack then crawled to the hole and rescued Bruce in practically the same way. Miss Lang collapsed, but she recovered.
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