- US actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, and friends were praised for saving a man from drowning
- The actor was out sailing with friends on holiday when they heard that a man from a Club Med yacht had fallen overboard
- The actor and all aboard the rented boat joined the search in the Caribbean, spotted the man and brought him to safety
American actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, has been hailed a hero for his part in rescuing a man from drowning while on vacation last month.
According to E!Online, the actor, his girlfriend, Camila Marrone (22) and a group of friends were vacationing on a rented boat in the Caribbean when they heard that a man had drunkenly fallen overboard from a Club Med yacht. They joined the emergency search party to help locate him.
The Daily Mail reported that after hours of searching, they finally spotted the man and were able to pull him from the water just before nightfall.
“Leo and his friends and their boat captain decided to join the search and their efforts resulted in helping save a man’s life. The boat crew were happy to try and assist – even more so that they were able to help get the man to safety,” said a source to People magazine.
A week after the incident, DiCaprio was back in Hollywood preparing for the Golden Globes where he was nominated for his role in the film, Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood.
Unfortunately, DiCaprio did not win, but he did receive a shout-out from his co-star, Brad Pitt, who won best supporting actor in a motion picture.
“I also have to thank my partner in crime, LDC. Before ‘The Revenant’ I used to watch, year after year, his co-stars accept awards and thank him profusely. I know why. He’s an all-star, he’s a gent, and I wouldn’t be here without you man. I thank you,” said Brad in his acceptance speech.
He also added, “Still – I would have shared the raft.” Referencing the scene at the end of Titanic, where DiCaprio’s character Jack, dies by letting Rose (played by Kate Winslett) stay on the floating raft.
Meanwhile, about a month ago, Briefly.co.za reported that on Wednesday, 4 December, the Oscar winner showed what he is known for as he partied late into the night with Kendall Jenner - plus Bella and Gigi Hadid - at a club in Miami: Ultraclub E11VEN.
Daily Mail reported that DiCaprio spent quality time with Jenner and the Hadid sisters as he shared a table with them for two hours from 4am to 6am.
During his time with the ladies, his girlfriend Camila Marrone was on the red carpet for the Marrakech International Film Festival in Morocco.
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