Peter Timmins helped to save Paul H. Williamson from drowning, Toronto, Ontario, February 15, 1969. While skating at night on ice in Toronto Harbour, Williamson, 26, college student, fell into deep water in an open channel 25 feet wide about 300 feet from shore. Unable to get out, he called for help. Timmins, 18, high-school student, heard the calls and enlisted the aid of a young man who lived nearby. In very poor light, Timmins and the young man ran onto the ice, moved around one open channel, and proceeded toward the next channel, where Williamson was clinging to the ice. As Timmins and the young man crawled cautiously toward him, Williamson lost his hold and drifted away from the ice. The young man moved to the edge of the channel, carrying a long scarf provided by Timmins. One end of the scarf was thrown to Williamson. Timmins held the feet of the young man, who pulled Williamson out of the water. Crawling to alongside the young man, Timmins aided him in moving Williamson back from the edge of the ice. After resting, Timmins and the young man took Williamson to shore. He recovered.
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