Randolph 0. Erickson rescued Alan J. and William G. Hodgson from burning, Vermilion Bay, Ontario, January 30, 1983. Alan, 12, and William, 11, were on the floor in the back-seat area of a car that had broken into flames after a highway accident. Erickson, 28, bushworker, ran to the car and, despite 15-foot-high flames that covered the front half of the car and issued inside it, opened a rear door, leaned in to the waist, and removed Alan. He leaned inside again and pulled William out moments before the interior of the car was completely afire. Both boys recovered from their burns, as did Erickson.
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