Medals fete 13 who risked or lost lives for others

Tuesday - 6/25/2013, 11:00am EDT

JOE MANDAK
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A West Virginia man who drowned while trying to save four youths caught in an ocean current off the North Carolina coast was one of 13 people honored with medals Tuesday by the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission for risking their lives for others.

Kevin Roberts, 43, of Mount Lookout, W.Va., died on June 4, 2012, while trying to save the youths from drowning off Bald Head Island, N.C.

Roberts had swum about 250 yards, the length of 2
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