In a move that was startlingly reminiscent from his performance in Titanic, on December 30 Leonardo DiCaprio helped save the life of a man who had fallen overboard and got separated from his boat. Kindly pausing his own holiday for a spot of philanthropy, the 45-year-old actor and his crew heard a Mayday call, and decided to divert their course in order to help search for the missing man.
According to reports, DiCaprio's vessel was the only one with a close enough radius to search for him, and their presence was even more critical, with a storm beginning to set in. "The captain put the man's chances of survival at one in a billion - like winning the lottery twice," said a source, but miraculously, they did manage to find him.
After falling overboard the man - who was reportedly a staff member of a Club Med boat - had got stranded in the Caribbean ocean, and had been treading water for a staggering eleven hours.
Luckily, DiCaprio's crew managed to aid the rescue efforts and help get him to safety. The source added that “Leo and his friends and their boat captain decided to join the search and it was their efforts that resulted in helping save a man’s life.”
So while DiCaprio may have been robbed of Best Actor Oscar for Titanic back in 1997, he can rest assured that his real life actions have not gone unrecognised.
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