Leonardo DiCaprio helps rescue drunk man who fell overboard and treaded water for 11 hours

"The captain put the man's chances of survival at one in a billion"

Leonardo DiCaprio diverted his private vessel to save a yacht crew worker who had fallen overboard.

A reportedly inebriated 24-year-old French crewman had fallen from a Club Med yacht near St Martin in the Caribbean on December 30. DiCaprio’s boat picked up the Mayday call and the actor, along with his girlfriend Camila Morrone and friends, diverted their boat to search the rough seas.

A source told The Sun: “Leonardo played a blinding role in his own real-life Hollywood movie. He saved the life of a man overboard who incredibly had survived by treading water for 11 hours. Leonardo’s boat was the only vessel looking for him.


Leonardo DiCaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio

“The captain put the man’s chances of survival at one in a billion — like winning the lottery twice.”

The “severely dehydrated” man was spotted by DiCaprio’s crew near Saba island. He was given food, drink and clothes before being passed to coastguards.

The source added: “The Club Med cruise worker had fallen overboard after too much alcohol and a long night.

“The captain of his ship sent out a panicked emergency message and Leonardo and his team agreed to look for the poor guy. They were the only responders, and his only chance of survival, despite being hours away.”

(L-r) JOSEPH GORDON LEVITT as Arthur and LEONARDO DiCAPRIO as Cobb in Warner Bros. PicturesÕ and Legendary PicturesÕ sci-fi action film ÒInception,Ó a Warner Bros. Pictures release.


In other news, the actor has admitted years after his role in Christopher Nolan‘s sci-fi epic Inception that he’s just as puzzled about the ending as audiences are.

A recent joint interview with Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood co-star Brad Pitt on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast hears DiCaprio reveal his shortcoming after Pitt speaks similarly of Ad Astra.

“I’m not going to explain it to you,” said Pitt. “I can’t explain it either.”

DiCaprio took the cue to remember his similar feelings on Nolan’s project. “That’s like Inception for me. What happened? I have no idea.”

‘You’re just focused on your character, man. I do get involved [with the story], but when it came to Christopher Nolan and his mind and how it was was all pieced together, everyone was trying to constantly put that puzzle together.”