T. Patrick Sylvester saved Victor Monague from drowning, Cedar Point, Ontario, January 20, 1974. While walking on ice on Georgian Bay, Monague, 51, broke through into deep water and then clung to the edge of the hole about 1,500 feet from shore. Among those attracted was Sylvester, 31, ferry operator, who pushed a rowboat toward the hole in the ice. After breaking through briefly in two places, Sylvester reached the hole and pushed the boat into the water there. He then got into the boat and pulled Monague aboard. When he stepped back onto the ice to pull the boat out of the water, Sylvester again broke through briefly. Getting into the boat again, he broke ice ahead of it with an oar but made very slow progress toward shore. Monague lost consciousness; and when, with other help, he finally was removed to a hospital, he was dead of exposure.
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