Dick Van Dyke rescued by porpoises

84-year-old actor had drifted far from shore on a surf board

Actor Dick Van Dyke (The Dick Van Dyke Show) was surfing on his local beach when he fell asleep; when he woke up, he found the board had drifted “out of sight of land,” and the 84 year-old actor wasn’t sure he could get back to shore. But luckily the fins he saw swimming around him turned out not to belong to sharks, but to porpoises, who pushed him back to shore. Proving that if humans haven’t forgiven Van Dyke for his Cockney accent in “Mary Poppins,” the aquatic mammals have.

The Guardian