Willwayne Dare Fraizer saved Richard L. Sanden from drowning, Levant, New York, December 28, 1933. While skating on Cassadaga Creek, Richard, 14, broke through thin ice at a point 30 feet from the bank, where the water was 10 feet deep. Willwayne, 13, schoolboy, who was heavily clothed, skated to within two feet of the hole. As he knelt and reached toward Richard, the ice broke under him, and he was briefly submerged in the hole, which then was seven feet in diameter. Willwayne rested one arm on the ice, reached under the edge of it, and pulled Richard to the open water. After losing his hold, he again took hold of Richard but was unable to raise Richard’s head above the water. He held Richard for five minutes until a man, who was a good swimmer, crawled on his stomach on the ice to a point three feet from the hole and tied a rope around Willwayne’s wrist. Men near the bank pulled on the rope, and when Willwayne was on the ice to his shoulders, the man pulled Richard out of the water. The three then were drawn to the bank by means of the rope. Richard was unconscious but was revived.
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