Ahh! We live for these tales of real life heroism!!
Billy Campbell is best known for starring in The Rocketeer, an underrated cult action flick from the early '90s.
After his stunning display of courage on Monday, we bet this actor will forever be remembered for his bravery at sea!!
While sailing his shiny new schooner from Nova Scotia to Rhode Island, Billy ran across three men clinging to a capsized boat for their dear lives in the ice-cold waters of Buzzard Bay, MA.
Billy and his crew somehow spotted the men well after the sun had set and rescued them from what could have been a gruesome death at sea.
The three capsized sailors were extremely fortunate Billy stumbled across them, as they had no emergency lights on their vessel nor any way to signal for help.
All three were treated for hypothermia but seem to have recovered nicely.
Kudos to Mr. Campbell, a fine actor and an outstanding citizen!
One day they will surely make a film about his heroics!
[Image via Nikki Nelson/WENN.]
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