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Moral Loses Life As Ice Gives Way Beneath Skaters 1, - Four Companions ArePlunged Into Water but Reach Safety and Then Make Heroic Attempts To Rescue Youth ; Fatality Is First of Its Kind In County in Number of Years Z Lake Tragedy Victim $44 - i Q 44444 $44$ $ Lackawanna county's first skating fatality in a number of years was recorded yesterday afternoon when Edward Moral, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Moral, ll'.j South Webster avenue, was drowned when the ice gave way beneath the weight of four or five skaters at Mountain lake, near Lake Scranton. : The body of the youth, who was a senior at Central High school, was not recovered until nearly three hours after it had disappeared beneath the surface of the Icy waters of the pond. A grappling hook used by the rescue party caught in one of his skates. - and his body was lifted to the surface at a point only a few feet from that where he had gone down. Police officers, neighbors of the youth and men from the East Mountain section worked feverishly for a half hour after the boy had plunged Into the lake, but grappling hooks and pike - poles, the latter obtained froir the fire department, failed to reach the body. The drowning occurred ao 4:30 o'clock, but It was not until 6:50 o'clock that the rescuers, working in the dark, located the bouy. Moral, with a number of companions, is iaid to have been skating at the lake, located in Robinson park, for more than a half hour before the tragedy occurred. With him, according to the police, were: John Domin, 17, 114 Prospect avenue; Gus - tave Spindlcr Jr., 21, 520 Meadow avenue; Ormond Wyndt, 17, South 419 Wintermantle avenue. Companions Plunged Into Water Four of the youths were skating together, and were only about fifteen feet from the shore, the police were told, when the ice cracked and gave w - ay. They all plunged Into the water,' but all except Moral succeeded in getting to shore safely. He fell through an opening in the ice, but was unable to hold himself out of the water for a few moments as he both EDWARD MORAI

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  1. The Scranton Republican,
  2. 16 Feb 1932, Tue,
  3. Page 3

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