Ask yourself this question, if you saw someone on the side of the road in need of help, would you stop?
All this month we are teaming up with the Red Cross to honor local people who go above and beyond to help their community.
We introduce you to a man who not only stopped, but put his own life in danger to save four complete strangers.
Ken Goss says, "After that day I, this river has pretty much scared me to death. It's the closest that I've probably come to dying.
In April of last year, Ken Goss and his family were on their way to Moab. They took the scenic route, a road they?ve never taken before.
Ken Goss says, "I just happen to see that there was a raft overturned.
David and Judi Broadbent and their two small boys were desperately trying to stay afloat in the cold Colorado river.
Ken Goss says, "I don't know how many people drove by before we saw them. I know they were in the river for a while before we got to them."
That's when Ken acted. "I just got out and ran. I stepped my foot in and there was that movement you know where that water literally took my breath away. At that point, it became even more clear that you have to get to them to get them out of there."
Without a life jacket, Ken swam to the raft as fast as he could, while his family watched on.
Michael Goss says, "I just hoped he be OK afterwards and hope for the best."
Ken Goss says, "By the time I got to the raft I was completely spent. At that point, I realized that the only thing I could do was get the raft to him and them have them hold on to it and drag them to shore."
Ken managed to do just that, but he was afraid he might have been too late.
"During the trip back to shore, the youngest one stopped crying, I kind of feared that something might have happened."
The little boy along with the rest of the family turned out to be fine, but Ken's family quickly started to realize something was wrong.
Kayla Goss says, "When we got everyone up to the top and then, I started watching him closely because he started wobbling around he looked like he wasn't breathing OK."
"I basically collapsed," said Ken. He was suffering from hypothermia. Any longer in that water and he may not have made it out.
Kayla Goss says, "I have complete faith in my dad but it was a little scary."
Michael Goss, "I thought it was great what he did. If I could go back and change it I still wouldn't. It was just amazing how he would do that, I don't see why you wouldn't.
Ken Goss says, "I don't think that I am a hero, I just like to help people. I see somebody in need I do what I can."
"I would have done it all again the next day if I had to," says Ken.
Kayla Goss says, "He is a hero to me and I thought that for a really long time."
Ken along with the other hero?s we?ve featured with be honored at a Red Cross dinner on Friday.
If you would like to attended, you can call the Red Cross (970) 242-4851.
To see additional stories of heroes KJCT has honored this month, visit our Red Cross Heroes section.