Dustin Hoffman saves jogger who suffered heart attack

Tuesday May 8, 2012

A jogger who suffered a cardiac arrest was saved after Dustin Hoffman rushed to his aid.

Sam Dempster, 27, collapsed during a morning run in London's Hyde Park last month as the Rain Man actor was taking a walk.

Dustin, who has a house in the capital, waited with the stricken lawyer until paramedics from London Ambulance Service (LAS) carried out resuscitation and rushed him to hospital.

It is thought the 74-year-old actor also called the emergency services.

After paramedics restarted Mr Dempster's heart, Dustin said: "Great job, guys," The Sun reports.

Mr Dempster, who was taken to hospital and underwent life-saving surgery, told the newspaper:

"I have no memory of what happened. The paramedics told me I had been saved by Dustin Hoffman.

"It's unbelievable."

Photo: © Rex

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