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.
While better known for his acting and comedy, Ken Jeong is actually a licensed medical doctor. During a standup routine on May 5, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona, an audience member had a seizure. Once Jeong realized the woman was suffering a medical emergency, he left the stage to assist her. Working with an emergency medical technician, he helped keep the woman medically stable and stayed by her side until she recovered.
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA
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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.
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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
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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, USA
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