Recent news reports shared that Hollywood legend Leonardo DiCaprio came to the rescue of a man who fell overboard from a cruise ship.
ActionNewsJax reports, “Leonardo DiCaprio got to play a real-life hero to a man who fell off a yacht in the Caribbean and had to tread water for hours. The Oscar-winning actor, his girlfriend and their friends were on a luxury vessel last week when an emergency call went out asking for help looking for the man, Britain’s The Sun newspaper reported.
The vessel carrying DiCaprio and his crew was near the island of St. Bart’s, and the man fell overboard near the neighboring island of St. Martin, according to the Sun. “The captain of his ship sent out a panicked emergency message and Leonardo and his team agreed to look for the poor guy,” a source told the newspaper.
The man was found near Saba island, south of St. Martin, the Sun reported. He was severely dehydrated and had been treading water for 11 hours, the source told the newspaper.”
How many times have we heard about people falling overboard from a cruise ship? The causes vary from being intoxicated, being involved in a fight/domestic abuse, or suicidal tendencies.
Speaking as a Navy veteran, high seas can be a factor of overboard situations.
Anytime someone falls overboard, time is of the essence. Cold water, currents and other factors work against efforts for a good outcome.
It’s heartwarming to know that even when you are a multimillionaire on a luxury vacation, you can still be a caring human being.
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