Robert W. Naylon, 19, student, helped to save Daniel J. Febbie, 9, and died attempting to save Raymond R. Law, 8, from drowning, Scotia, New York, December 31, 1965. Daniel and Raymond, the former leading his dog by a chain, walked on ice-covered Collins Lake. Thirty feet from the bank Raymond broke through into water nine feet deep. Daniel broke through five feet nearer the bank, releasing the chain of his dog which was six feet behind him. Each boy clung to the edge of the ice and shouted for help. Naylon was on the trunk of a partly uprooted tree which extended from the bank. He stepped onto the ice 12 feet from the bank and cautiously made his way to near the hole where Daniel clung to the ice. Naylon picked up the dog’s chain, threw it to Daniel, and told him to hold to it. Daniel did so. Naylon then moved toward Raymond. Two feet from the hole the ice beneath Naylon broke, and he fell into the water. The hole was enlarged to three feet wide and six feet long. The dog, by pulling on the chain, drew Daniel onto the ice. Daniel ran to the bank, from where he saw only the heads of Naylon and Raymond. Daniel was met by a man who had heard the shouts and had summoned help. By then Naylon and Raymond had sunk. Firemen and police arrived. They broke the ice, dragged the area, and found Naylon and Raymond about where they had sunk. They could not be revived.
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