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Dick Van Dyke Pushed Away to Shore by Dolphins When He Drifted Out to Sea

November 6, 2010 (8:08 am) GMT
The movie veteran was once saved by a school of dolphins during his youth when he fell asleep on a surfboard and drifted out to sea.
Dick Van Dyke

"Mary Poppins" star has a school of dolphins to thank for saving his life after he fell asleep on a surfboard and drifted out to sea. The movie veteran was a keen long-boarder in his youth, but one exhausting day at the beach made him think twice about his water hobby.

The "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang star" recalls, "I woke up out of sight of land... and I started paddling with the swells and I started seeing fins swimming around me and I thought, 'I'm dead!' They turned out to be porpoises (and) they pushed me all the way to shore. I'm not kidding."

Professionally, Dick Van Dyke has starred in several films such as "What a Way to Go!", "Fitzwilly", "The Art of Love", "Some Kind of a Nut" and "Never a Dull Moment".

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