Roy A. Flake saved Richard J. Holcombe from burning, London, Ontario, March 24, 1981. Richard, 7, lay on the floor of a smoke-filled burning apartment. Alerted by the smoke, Flake, 59, retired mechanical engineer who was disabled by poor health, went to the apartment door, dropped to his stomach, and crawled inside after he heard Richard crying. Locating Richard 15 feet into the apartment, Flake grasped his ankle and dragged him back to the door. Flake was treated at a hospital for an aggravated respiratory problem.
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