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Dick Van Dyke Saved From Death By Porpoises

Dick-Van-Dyke-and-a-porpo-005If ever there were an event that could inspire me to believe in a higher power, this is it. The Guardian reports:

On screen, Dick Van Dyke has been rescued from untimely death by flying cars and magical nannies. Off screen, the veteran star had to rely on the help of a pod of porpoises after apparently dozing off aboard his surfboard.

Van Dyke’s ordeal began during an ill-fated trip to his local beach. “I woke up out of sight of land,” the 84-year-old actor told reporters. “I started paddling with the swells and I started seeing fins swimming around me and I thought ‘I’m dead!’”

Van Dyke was wrong. “They turned out to be porpoises,” he said. “And they pushed me all the way to shore.” The porpoises were unavailable for comment.

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