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Flipper Saves Sitcom Star

You may have thought Dick Van Dyke was dead, but he’s not, thanks to porpoises. The 84-year-old star of The Dick Van Dyke Show and Mary Poppins says he was rescued by a pod of porpoises after falling asleep on his surfboard. "I woke up out of sight of land," Van Dyke said. "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."