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Henderson Co. Sheriff's deputies honored at annual awards banquet

Two emergency responders were honored Thursday night for their role rescuing an infant from a Henderson County lake in May.

Deputies say a two-year-old pushed a stroller into a lake with one-year-old Raelynn Goin still inside. It happened at a lake on Martin Martin Road.

Deputy Dewayne Reneer and Paramedic Gregg Bland were among the first to arrive on Martin Martin Road. Both received a medal of valor.

It's given to those who risk their lives in order to save the lives of others.

The Kentucky Sheriff Association honored Reneer and Bland at its annual awards banquet in Owensboro.

Reneer says he jumped into the water to rescue Raelynn, but couldn't find her. Bland says he's always been a strong swimmer and dove into the water without any gear, swam about 20 feet to the bottom, and pulled the stroller to the surface. That's when Reneer says he gave the baby CPR.

Neither man say they considers themselves a hero. They say it's all part of the job.

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