MARION, IL (KFVS) - A Marion, Illinois man was recognized for his efforts in the Thailand cave rescue.
Illinois State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) made a presentation at the Marion City Council Meeting on Monday, August 13.
Rep. Severin recognized Marion restaurant owner, Thanet Natisri, for his role in the rescue of twelve Thai soccer team members and their coach from a remote cave in Thailand.
"I would say I don't feel like a hero or anything, really the hero behind, or the real hero in this were the people behind the scenes. I think every one of us, we are heroes in this, not just me but all of us are," said Natisri
Severin extended Natisiri an invite to Springfield to be recognized on the house floor.