There is a man that is probably still laying in a bed in a St. Barts hospital that is going to have quite the story to tell. According to reports by People Magazine on December 30th Leo was on a rented boat off the coast of St. Barts in the Carribean. He was said to be accompanied by his girlfriend, Camila Morrone, and a group of friends. When their stroll on Carribean waters ended up taking quite a turn, to say the least.
Leo's boat was advised via radio of an on-going search for a man who had apparently fallen off a cruise liner that was navigating in the area. Both the ship's captain and the people on board including Dicaprio and his companions decided to go an active search of the man who had apparently gone missing. Only to end up succeeding in locating the man and bringing him on board their ship. The entire rescue operation was certainly not as cut and dry as it may seem.
Apparently the man that was trending the water was a passenger of the club med yacht. After a night of heavy drinks, he had fallen off the boat. The man was said to have remained in the water for an astounding 11 hours before he was eventually found.
When he was found the authorities were immediately contacted to call off the rescue mission and instead ensure that the man could be taken to a nearby hospital. The man is expected to fully recover.
If you fall off of a cruise ship there is a good chance that you are going to end up sleeping with the fishes. Only around 10 out of 200 people that fall of cruise ships are ever rescued. You can imagine then the surprise that came upon everyone when this man was recovered.Not only is the man one of the 5% of people who live to the tale when falling off a cruise ship. He can say that he was rescued by Leonardo Dicaprio what a story.
After the incident, Leo went on about his schedule as planned. Only a couple of days later he was at the Golden Gloves to see his pal Brad Pitt accept the award for best-supporting actor. For the Quintin Tarantino film Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood. That Leo stared in.
That line by Bard Pitt in the acceptance speech about sharing the raft with Leo now takes on a whole new meaning. Luckily the man who fell off the ship had better luck than Jack in Titanic.