Legendary actor RYAN O'NEAL saved a boy from drowning yesterday (15JUN04), after he spotted him struggling while swimming in the sea near his home.

The brave 63-year-old star of classic movies including Paper Moon and THE DRIVER ran into the waves when he noticed the youngster having difficulties.

An onlooker says, "He was very brave. Everybody was cheering."

16/06/2004 08:55