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Anne Hathaway Nearly Drowned to Death

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Anne Hathaway has been cooling her heels, lately – probably writing another Oscar speech for a future win she’s Secret-ing as we speak – and spent some time vacationing in Hawaii lately. However, not all is fine and dandy in Anne’s world, as she nearly drowned in Oahu recently when she got caught in a riptide and had to be rescued by a surfer.

From Radar Online:

Anne Hathaway had a super scary moment in Hawaii, as the Les Miserables beauty encountered serious danger when she was caught in a fierce rip current while swimming on the beach, but thankfully escaped from peril with a mere foot wound.

Onlookers said the 31-year-old divabegan screaming for assistance when the waters turned fierce, at which point a nearby surfer ran to save her.

Anne’s husband, Adam Shulman, was present for the heart-stopping moment and rushed to grab a first-aid kit when his wife was pulled out of the water sporting a scraped-up foot.

The Devil Wears Prada starlet, after averting disaster, seemed to be in better spirits while she recovered on the shore with her hubby, who nursed the hurt foot.

Well, that settles that. I don’t often swim in the ocean, so I can’t say how dangerous riptides are, but that seems nuts that she nearly drowned. How far out was she? For those of you who live in areas like this, is it relatively easy to get into trouble and nearly drown?

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  • Yes! Rip tides can cause a drowning quick. My dad nearly drowned as a kid as did I at the beach near where we live. Even for strong swimmers it can be incredibly difficult to get out. It is super scary and nothing to laugh about.

  • For future reference to anyone who may wind up in that situation – swim parallel to the shore! Heard that recently and thought it best to share.

  • Lozy – you’re right about that parallel part

    I’m sure it was quite a scene as everyone stood on the shore, taking photographs, barely wanting to help her, while her husband shrieked like a woman.

  • Rips can be dangerous, the plus side is that they are very narrow… 100ft or less. Relax & swim parallel to the shore & always be prepared.