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Harrison Ford Is a Real-Life Hero Who Saved People Multiple Times – True Stories of His Feats

Busayo Ogunjimi
Sep 09, 2021
08:30 P.M.
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Harrison Ford steps into the role of hero onscreen as easily as he does off-camera. The actor did what it took to help several people through the years, including flying a helicopter and combing through a National Park to find a missing boy.

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One public figure that seems to have conquered the hearts of many is Harrison Ford. Not only is he charismatic and excellent on-screen, but he has also continually displayed these characteristics off-screen too.

The star has received much praise and credits for carrying out rescue missions both on land and using his aircraft as he is a certified pilot.

Pictures of actor, Harrison Ford | Photo: Getty Images

Pictures of actor, Harrison Ford | Photo: Getty Images

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His most recent rescue was in the Santa Paula car crash in 2017, when he assisted the victims of the crash before the arrival of the emergency service.

The actor, who was visiting the area with a friend at the time of the accident, was able to help the driver of the vehicle out of the crashed car; this was reported by a senior officer at the Santa Paula police department who stated:

“He acted like a good Samaritan.”

Harrison Ford at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images

Harrison Ford at the world premiere of "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" on December 16, 2019, in Hollywood, California | Photo: Getty Images

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Another one of the entertainment stars' popular rescue was in 2001 when he saved a 13-year-old boy named Cody Clawson who was stranded in Yellowstone national park after getting lost for 19 hours while hiking.

Ford was however involved in a plane crash at the Penmar Golf Course.

It was reported that he had joined the search party to look for the boy scout and was later found five miles away from his campsite. This is his second that year, as he had been involved in a similar rescue earlier that year. In July 2000, Ford rescued another hiker in a helicopter.

Harrison Ford at photocall for "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" at the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2008 Cannes, France | Photo: Shutterstock

Harrison Ford at photocall for "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" at the 61st Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2008 Cannes, France | Photo: Shutterstock

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Sarah George, who was rescued by the actor, told ABC that at the time of the rescue, they had no idea who their rescuer was and even admitted that she barfed in his helicopter.

Although the victim seemed extremely embarrassed and said, “I can't believe I baffled in Harrison Ford's helicopter,” she, however, admitted that thanks to these occurrences, her love for the actor grew immensely.

 Actor Harrison Ford arrives at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards on October 21, 2013 | Photo: Getty Images

Actor Harrison Ford arrives at the 17th annual Hollywood Film Awards on October 21, 2013 | Photo: Getty Images

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Ford was, however, involved in a plane crash at the Penmar Golf Course near Santa Monica in 2015 when a plane he was flying crashed into the golf course.

Although he sustained a few injuries, the other occupant of the plane arrived at the local hospital in critical condition. Both men are now fully recovered and still flying planes, as revealed by the "Indiana Jones" star in an interview.

Harrison Ford attends the 'Morning Glory' UK premiere on January 11, 2011 | Photo: Getty Images

Harrison Ford attends the 'Morning Glory' UK premiere on January 11, 2011 | Photo: Getty Images

This accident, however, has not stopped the nation’s hero from carrying out more heroic acts. The list of Ford's heroism is long, with the number of his fans increasing daily. There is no doubt that the hero has secured a place in the hearts of many fans worldwide.

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