Leonardo DiCaprio Helps Save A Drowning Man Who Fell Off A Cruise Ship

Alfie PowellAlfie Powell in News, Weird
Published 09.01.20

Leonardo DiCaprio has proved himself to be more than just a pretty face who can act and just sort of has a presence by saving someone from drowning at sea.

If I had a penny for every time I was working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean, got drunk, fell off and then got saved by Leonardo DiCaprio after treading water for eleven hours, boy, I’d have minus one penny.


That’s right. The exact opposite of that has happened to me. I fell into an airborne plane going to Fife, sat down for a short while and was then punched in the face by Bobby Davro.

That situation is what I perceive to be the exact opposite of this story. Let me know if you disagree.

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Anyway, as E! News reported, the Oscar-winning actor was heavily involved in the saving of a local man who fell overboard on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.


On the 30th of December, Leo, his girlfriend Camila Marrone, and several friends were enjoying themselves on a boat near St. Barts when they opted to join the rescue efforts.

As The Sun have it, the man who fell off the ship was drunk as he was there for work. Once he fell in, he found himself treading water for eleven hours before he was saved.

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He must have been wearing his pyjamas. That’s how you tread water isn’t it? Stick your jammies on and get in the water.


DiCaprio’s boat was the only one in the vicinity when the man was found and largely, it’s thanks to the actor that the Club Med worker is still with us today.

There’s always enough space on the raft when Leo’s involved. Well…

Days later, DiCaprio was at the Golden Globes losing out to Joaquin Phoenix for best actor. His Once Upon A Time In Hollywood costar, Brad Pitt, did win something though.


Accepting his award, he then went on to wax lyrical about Leo, saying:

Before The Revenant, I used to watch year after year [DiCaprio’s] co-stars accept awards and get up and thank him profusely. I know why he’s an all-star. He’s a gent. I wouldn’t be here without you, man.”

He then added:


Still, I would have shared the raft.

We all would have, Brad. We all would have…

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