Hagerman resident and Gooding sergeant recognized for saving life

HAGERMAN, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) A life might of been lost if it weren't for the life-saving efforts of a Hagerman resident and Gooding law enforcement official. Now a man is thankful for their help.

Gooding County Commissioners and Sheriff Shaun Gough presented Sgt. Kelby Cornett and Hagerman resident Ray Mavencamp with a valor and life-saving award.

In Sept. 2018, the men rescued a driver from a burning car after his car crashed into a tree along Highway 30.

Officials say the man had a medical emergency that caused the crash.

Sgt. Cornett, and Mavencamp said they appreciate the recognition.

"I'm just glad that we were there on scene and Mr. Marley is doing really good," said Sgt. Cornett. "It's part of the job and without the help of Ray Mavencamp, I couldn't of done it. I couldn't have done it by myself."

"I appreciate it," said Mavencamp. "I didn't do it to get an award, I did it because it's just something that had to be done,. The people that do this I have really high respect level for them."

Mavencamp and Sgt. Cornett said they've kept in touch with the driver since the incident.

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