Reta Rena Sharp died saving Anthony A. Cousins from drowning, Floral, Arkansas, January 24, 1970. Anthony, 10, who could not swim, walked on an ice covered pond to 30 feet from the bank, where he broke through into water eight feet deep. He was submerged briefly and then clung to the ice at the edge of the hole. Reta Rena, 12, schoolgirl, moved on the ice to the hole and took hold of Anthony by the hands. As she pulled up on him, the ice gave way under her and she also was submerged briefly. She surfaced behind Anthony and tried to lift him out of the water but could not do so. Reta Rena then submerged and from underwater boosted Anthony sufficiently for him to climb onto the ice. As he made his way to the bank he saw Reta Rena appear at the surface. She then sank and drowned.
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