"Two boys fall through canal ice; each is rescued by same two men" 1938
Two Boys Fall Through Canal Ice; Each Is Rescued by Same Two Men Two boys were rescued from the waters of Lachine Canal at Lachine yesterday afternoon after they had fallen through the thin ice. In each case the victim was saved by two employees of the city and taken to a nearby works shanty and later taken home by the police. The rescues occurred within half an hour of each other at almost the same spot, opposite Monk Park near the Lachine locks. The boys were walking home from school and were crossing on the ice. The first boy to, be rescued was Roger Raymond, 7 years of age, of 64B St. Louis street, who fell into the water at 2.55 o'clock. Other boys shouted the alarm and it. jarvis and A. Handfield, city worKero who were staUoned at a nearDy works shanty, rushed to the rescue. They used planks and managed to pull the boy out, carried him to the shanty and gave first aid while the police were called. The boy was then taken home. At 3.36 o'clock, Donald Hobson, 8, of 242A St. Joseph street, on his way home from school, also decided to walk across the ice on the canal. He too crashed through; again other boys gave the alarm, and once more Jarvis and Handfield went to the rescue. In a few minutes they had pulled the boy out of the water and had him removed to the shack. Captain Lauson. of the Lachine Police, was informed last evening that both boys were doing wen and had suffered no ill effects of their impromptu bath.