These life savers aren't doing this for the cameras or the paparazzi. These celebs are just doing what many people would already do in these dicey sorts of situations. In many of these instances, other people should have come to the aide of the victims, but they stayed away. Is there something to a celebrity's personality which makes them want to be a first-responder?
Either way, we are very thankful for the heroic deeds that these famous people have done. Celebrities account for a minority of heroes, but the few lives that these people have saved are worth more than any celeb's net worth. Life is important, and these celebs recognize that. Many of us could take a few life saving lessons from these stars.
Just another very important way that human lives are touched by the power of celebrity.
Surfer Kelly Slater happened to be nearby when a rogue wave swept a mother and her young son off of the Kamehameha Highway in Oahu, Hawaii in January of 2016. When he saw that they were in trouble, he rushed in to save them from the powerful surf. Slater later wrote that it was just good timing. He said he had randomly stopped at that spot and happened to be in the right place at the right time. He also praised the life guards who were on their way to help.
Birthplace: Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States of America
Profession: Musician, Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting, Surfer
Credits: Waveriders, Down the Barrel, Bra Boys, Pro Surfersee more on Kelly Slater
At a PGA Tour party in 2014, Clint Eastwood noticed another guest choking on a piece of cheese. The actor acted quickly and performed the Heimlich maneuver, saving the man's life.
Birthplace: California, United States of America
Profession: Film Score Composer, Businessperson, Politician, Pianist, Television producer, + more
Credits: Million Dollar Baby, Gran Torino, Unforgiven, Rawhide
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The veteran tough guy actor and helicopter pilot has participated in rescue missions on a number of occasions. In 2000, he saved the lives of two hikers who had been lost in the forest, one of whom was sick with dehydration. The next year, he helped locate a 13 year-old Boy Scout who was lost in Yellowstone National Park.
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Profession: Pilot, Film Producer, Carpenter, Actor
Credits: Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Blade Runner
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In 2012, the Hunger Games actress noticed that a girl had collapsed on the sidewalk near her house. She called 911 and helped the young woman until they arrived.
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky, United States of America
Profession: Film Producer, Model, Actor
Credits: The Hunger Games, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Silver Linings Playbook, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
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