John Krasinski saved a drowning woman’s life

Turns out John Krasinski has always been a super-hero, he talks about how he saved a girl from drowning when he was in Costa Rica.

Emily Treadgold

John Krasinski really is America's sweetheart. In an interview with Playboy, he talks about how he was living in Costa Rica as a teenager. He spent six months there after he graduated high school and lived with a Costa Rican family who helped him with his Spanish. However, the most life-changing thing he experienced was saving a girl's life.

One of the places I went was this amazing beach called Manuel Antonio that I didnt realize had an insane riptide, he explained. “While I was swimming there this is a story Ive never told anybody this Costa Rican girl and an American guy were swimming right next to me, and we were knee-deep. I went underwater for a second, and when I came back up he was screaming at the top of his lungs. Literally in three seconds the girl had been swept 150 yards out.

He says his mother was a lifeguard, and he was a good swimmer, and he went out to try to save her, there was a crosscurrent and he thought at one point he made this huge mistake and was also going to die. He just said it was this survival instinct.