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Rob Lowe to the rescue!

The actor played the role of good Samaritan over the New Year's holiday after he saw a sailboat run aground in Hawaii, according to media reports.

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The DirecTV spokesman had been vacationing off the Kona Coast with his wife and friend and former costar Balthazar Getty when he saw the vessel in trouble. Wearing nothing more than a swimsuit and a tan, Rob jumped aboard a jet ski to head to the site of the boat to see if anyone needed assistance.

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According to the Daily Mail, four of the five passengers aboard the boat had managed to get off safely via a life raft. Rob, meanwhile, took up the search for the missing man.

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The news report makes no mention of whether he or someone else found the missing person.

Either way, a tip of the cap to you, Mr. Lowe.