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Greek-American Tina Fey Helped Save a Kayaker on Hudson River

December 18, 2020

NEW YORK – Greek-American actress, writer and producer Tina Fey appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on December 16 and shared how she helped save a kayaker in distress on the Hudson River.

Fey, 50, known for her work on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, told Fallon that the stranger “had been kayaking in the Hudson and ended up floating in the water following some kind of mishap,” E! online reported.

“The incident occurred a couple of months into the coronavirus pandemic, when Fey and her family had rented a house just outside of New York City,” E! reported, adding that “on the first morning that they were there, Fey went outside and heard what appeared to be the faint sound of a person calling for help.” 

Fey told Fallon that “she couldn't tell if the noise was just a bird, but she ultimately called the police,” and “an officer loudly shouted in the direction of the sound and then left to investigate the surrounding area,” E! reported.

“The cops take off, and then we found out a couple of hours later that it was a guy who flipped a kayak in the Hudson and was floating, no oar," Fey said, E! reported, “they found him a mile north in the river.”

Fallon congratulated Fey for her efforts.

Fey told Fallon, “I saved a man's life! He doesn't know it was us,” E! reported.

She then joked, “Also, never kayak! Why? In the Hudson? That's not like a stream. It's like a rat toilet!” E! reported.

Fey, who was promoting her new animated film Soul, also discussed how she bought her first car during quarantine, a white Subaru Forester.

The Tonight Show interview with Tina Fey is available on YouTube: 

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