Reginald O. Edie saved Frederick T. Gardner from drowning, Dunnville, Ontario, January 15, 1933. While skating on Grand River, Frederick, 15, schoolboy, broke through thin ice at a point 290 feet from the bank, where the water was nine feet deep. Edie, 20, weaver, who was heavily clothed, in darkness skated from firm ice to within a few feet of Frederick. He then lay flat on the ice and began to crawl toward Frederick, and the ice broke under him. He swam two or three strokes to Frederick and supported him. Frederick then held to Edie’s shoulders, and Edie swam eight feet to firm ice and pushed Frederick upon it. Frederick went to the bank. Edie tried to climb out, but the ice broke under him, and he was becoming weak. After Edie had been in the water for five minutes, his brother and a man arrived near him with a pole. Edie held to the extended pole and climbed out of the water.
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