The Freeland File
Global Market Data
Tales from the Trail
Lucy P. Marcus
David Cay Johnston
The Great Debate
Jack & Suzy Welch
Macro & Markets
Lipper Awards 2012
Personal Finance Video
Met Costume Gala
Celebrities and fashion icons attend the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit gala. Slideshow
"The Voice" set to crown a winner
08 May 2012
Would-be suicide bomber was planted, or turned informant
08 May 2012
Florida nabs white supremacists planning "race war"
08 May 2012
Exclusive: China considers delay of key party congress: sources
08 May 2012
Second masseur accuses John Travolta of sexual battery
08 May 2012
One in seven thinks end of world is coming: poll
Obesity fight must shift from personal blame: U.S. panel
April hiring seen picking up
Hungry zoo lion faces off with unfazed toddler
Thu, May 3 2012
Obama leads Romney, helped by independents
Tue, May 8 2012
Windy weather makes for dramatic plane landings in Spain
Thu, Apr 26 2012
Our day's top images, in-depth photo essays and offbeat slices of life. See the best of Reuters photography. See more | Photo caption
Gay marriage battle
A look at the legal battles and the controversies over gay marriage. Slideshow
Mystery animal deaths
Peru declares a health alert after hundreds of birds and dolphins wash up dead in the past few months. Slideshow
Dustin Hoffman joins roll-call of celebrity heroes
Time Warner's revenue up, though "Luck" wasn't
Wed, May 2 2012
Analysis & Opinion
Los Angeles: Home Sweet Home
A day with the LAPD
Actor Dustin Hoffman arrives at the Hollywood premiere of the HBO series ''Luck'' in Los Angeles, California January 25, 2012.
Credit: Reuters/Gus Ruelas
Tue May 8, 2012 4:35pm EDT
(Reuters) - A London lawyer has credited actor Dustin Hoffman for saving his life when he suffered a heart attack while jogging in the city's Hyde Park, becoming the latest celebrity in recent weeks to help rescue a person in crisis.
Sam Dempster, 27, told Britain's Sun newspaper on Tuesday that Hoffman came to his aid when he collapsed in the park 10 days ago, and called emergency services.
"I have no memory of what happened. The paramedics told me I had been saved by Dustin Hoffman. It's unbelievable," Dempster was quoted as saying.
Paramedics told the newspaper that the "Rain Man" star, 74, called emergency services and tended to Dempster as he waited for them to arrive. Hoffman, who has a home nearby, left only after they had re-started Dempster's heart.
Hoffman's Los Angeles-based representative confirmed the account.
Hoffman is the latest celebrity turned Good Samaritan in recent weeks.
"Black Swan" actress Mila Kunis cared for a man who collapsed and had a seizure while working at her Los Angeles home last weekend, celebrity website TMZ.com reported on Tuesday.
"Grey's Anatomy" star Patrick Dempsey helped to pry a teenager from a car wreck in Malibu last month, and actor Ryan Gosling grabbed a British woman to stop her from being hit by a car in Manhattan in April.
(Reporting By Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)
We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of Reuters. For more information on our comment policy, see http://blogs.reuters.com/fulldisclosure/2010/09/27/toward-a-more-thoughtful-conversation-on-stories/
Be the first to comment on reuters.com.
Add yours using the box above.
Back to top
New York Legal
Support & Contact
Connect with Reuters
Our Flagship financial information platform incorporating Reuters Insider
An ultra-low latency infrastructure for electronic trading and data distribution
A connected approach to governance, risk and compliance
Our next generation legal research platform
Our global tax workstation
About Thomson Reuters
Thomson Reuters is the world's largest international multimedia news agency, providing investing news, world news, business news, technology news, headline news, small business news, news alerts, personal finance, stock market, and mutual funds information available on Reuters.com, video, mobile, and interactive television platforms. Thomson Reuters journalists are subject to an Editorial Handbook which requires fair presentation and disclosure of relevant interests.
NYSE and AMEX quotes delayed by at least 20 minutes. Nasdaq delayed by at least 15 minutes. For a complete list of exchanges and delays, please click here.