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Sean Penn --

Lifesaving Hero in Haiti

2/26/2010 11:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sean Penn is personally responsible for saving two lives Thursday during a rescue mission in Haiti -- a woman and an orphan child badly injured in the rubble of a collapsed building ... TMZ has learned.

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Penn -- who runs the Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization -- drove an hour and a half with his daughter Dylan to rescue a woman and child who were trapped in rubble outside Port-au-Prince, possibly from an aftershock.

An eyewitness tells TMZ Penn helped extricate the woman, who suffered leg injuries, and the child, who suffered head injuries. Penn drove them in his truck to the University of Miami hospital camp in Port-au-Prince.

We're told Penn waited while the woman and child were treated for their injuries and then took them back to his place.

The woman and the child have nowhere to go, and Penn won't leave them until they have a safe place to go.

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61.

Clinton    

You'd have to be Linda Lovelace to swallow the load of spontaneous humanity from this guy.

1610 days ago
62.

Ziggy    

Give the guy a break. He did something good. The paps follow him around 7 days a week. He donates a ton of time and money to charity, but the press don't focus on his humanitarian projects, because it doesn't sell tabloid magazines.

So what he has crazy politics. As an American, he has the freedom to think for himself and formulate his own opinions. He supports our troops, but hate the war. Most Americans feel the same way but are too chickensh*t to admit it. He has no patience for annoying paps, most of us would get sick of them too if we had to deal with 24 hrs a day.

1610 days ago
63.

Clinton    

OMG, they kept the lady and child down there an extra 1 1/2 hours just so Penn could shoot the PR scene? Not bad.

1610 days ago
64.

Wanda W.    

What;s all the flack about ? He was there when Katrina hit in New Orleans too. He's hot headed, a publicity whore when he has an award he's up for,and more than a little unpredictable, it's true, but like everyone else, he has a GOOD side, AND a BAD side. Leave the two time Oscar winner alone......

1610 days ago
65.

Clinton    

Hour and a half on the road and they still had to wait for the photog.

All of those poor Haitians and REAL rescuers carry cameras?

1610 days ago
66.

Clinton    

He's have to give me an Oscar to watch one of his movies.

1610 days ago
67.

dr cyclops    

he is just finding more people to bring back to do his lawn work..hee hee heeee,,they work cheap hee hee heeee

1610 days ago
68.

dr cyclops    

they need to kick those canuck hocky hoes out of the olympic village and send them packing for drinking and smoking pot on the ice after they won,,that is shameful,,

1610 days ago
69.

Stacy    

Get him back to the USA and put in jail for assaulting that innocent victim. It amazes me how he helps some people and other people he beats until they have to have surgery to reconstruct their face. He is obviously a very sick person.

1610 days ago
70.

Stacy    

The only time sean penn doesn't beat up photographers is when they are taking pics of him rescuing people.

1610 days ago
71.

Tom E. Lee    

WGAS! (aka Who Gives A Sh#$) His movies have been killing us for years! This self-indulgent, ego maniac needs to off himself. Come on Spicoli, put the pistol in your mouth

1610 days ago
72.

JJ    

This is another shameless John Edwards move; he's in trouble for assaulting a guy so he runs down there to "help".

Send this little bully to jail so someone can read him the lines from Deliverance where they say...""you got a pretty mouth".

What a JO.

1610 days ago
73.

lil ole me    

wow tmz and u dont have the rescue caught on tape???sh.it ur always up his a.ss I assumed u would.

1610 days ago
74.

asha    

Are there still people to believe that kind of story ? 2 people trapped, obviously other people notice it as someone drives one and a half hour to inform Penn. So I guess those spectators, probably too poor to have brains or initiative, waited for more than 3 hours sitting on the pavement, for Sean Penn and his daughter to have the idea, that probably only rich people would have, to rescue the two trapped people. The witness who didn't have the wit to rescue those 2 trapped people suddenly made up for it by finding journalists and informing them of Mr. Penn heroic act.
So I ask again : does anyone really believe that story ? I find the whole story insulting to the people of Haiti.

1610 days ago
75.

Austinite    

Oh puhlease!!! He's such a fame whore. Just like his canoe for Katrina - funny how a camera is always rolling.

1610 days ago
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