‘Hollywood‘ actor Dustin Hoffman played the role of a life saver last Tuesday when he dialed ‘999‘ when he witnessed a jogger collapse. Sam Dempster fell in Hyde Park in London, and Dustin rang the emergency services and waited until they resuscitated him 15 minutes later by CPR. Sam was driven to a nearby hospital, where a device was fitted for if his heart were to stop again. Dustin told paramedics that he had begun to foam at the mouth, and smashed head-first into the ground when he collapsed.
He told ‘The Sun‘: “I have no memory of what happened. The paramedics told me I had been saved by Dustin Hoffman. It’s unbelievable. I want to say ‘Thank you’ to Dustin Hoffman. He saved my life.” On his blog, Sam wrote: “A big thank you also to my new found favourite celebrity Dustin Hoffman who called ‘999‘ and waited by my side until paramedics arrived and the staff at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital that stabilised me before I was transferred to the Royal Brompton Hospital.”