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Local heroes honored by American Red Cross of Maine

Andrew Grant and Paul Reynolds were honored by the American Red Cross of Maine Thursday for saving a man in Bridgton last June. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) -- Local heroes were honored by the American Red Cross of Maine for their courageous actions Thursday.

More than 300 people attended the award ceremony to show appreciation for the Red Cross and seven local heroes.

Each year the Red Cross honors Mainers with Real Hero Awards by carefully selecting those who've gone above and beyond providing service to others.

Some of Thursday’s recipients included a mom who pulled her child from a fire, an activist who encourages people to give blood, and two CMP workers who last June saved a man in Bridgton.

"This truck flipped up on its side, he was unable to open the passenger side door to get out and the undercarriage of the truck was on fire. We recognized he needed some help and we jumped out,” Andrew Grant, Good Samaritan Award recipient, said.

"We knew what to do. We were in the right place at the right time. It usually doesn't happen that way and we were very fortunate to be able to get him out of the truck,” Paul Reynolds, Good Samaritan Award recipient, said.

Both men say it's an honor to be recognized, but those who volunteer and work at the Red Cross are the real heroes.

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