William G. Pearson, 16, schoolboy, saved John H. Tyson, 13, schoolboy, from drowning, Superior, Wisconsin, November 30, 1928. While John was skating on an inlet of St. Louis Bay, he broke through thin ice and fell into water six feet deep. William skated toward him, but he too broke through the ice into water to his neck 12 feet from the hole in which John was. He scrambled out of the hole and then skated and purposely slid on his stomach into the hole behind John. He was submerged several times when the ice broke as he tried to shove John out of the water. He finally managed to touch bottom and to shove John on the ice. A man then arrived with a pole and aided William out of the water.
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