Red Cross honors unsung heroes

By Alyssa Donovan

May 4, 2013 Updated May 4, 2013 at 11:13 PM CDT

EAST PEORIA, Ill.-- As the American Red Cross keeps busy helping those affected by the flood, the organization honored a handful of unsung heroes on Saturday night.

It was part of the Heartland Heroes ceremony.

Among those honored was Peoria Notre Dame High School senior Charlie Cain, who rescued a fellow swim team member from drowning.

Another award was given to a group of people who helped save a golfer when he went into cardiac arrest.

Natt Lapsley—who does I.T. here at the station, was one of those "life-saving heroes."

Red cross officials say the group of honorees are very humble.

Erin Miller of the Red Cross said, No hero ever thinks that they're a hero. They just do what comes natural and they are definitely someone who brings out the best in humanity. They do amazing things. Whether it's a one time thing... Being there to save a life or it's something they just do everyday."

Each hero was nominated by members of the community.

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