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Boy Becomes Second Victim Of Ice Accident

February 20, 1995

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) _ A 11-year-old boy who fell through the ice as he rode his bicycle on a frozen lake died Sunday, hours after a man drowned trying to save him.

Ryan Harrison of Carter Lake, Iowa, died after spending the night on a respirator to help him breathe, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Harrison and Kyle Phippen, 12, had been riding their new bikes Saturday when they fell through the ice on the Omaha shore of Carter Lake.

Phippen pulled himself out and slid on his stomach to shore, about 120 feet, witnesses said. He was treated at a hospital for shock and cuts, then released.

Michael Barrow, 33, heard the boys’ screams and tried to save them but fell through the ice before he could reach them.

It took divers 70 minutes to locate Barrow, who was pronounced dead at a hospital. It was another 13 minutes before they found the boy.

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