Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 1/28/13
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Comedian Louie Anderson narrowly escaped drowning this week at a taping of the celebrity reality show "Splash" — after he sank to the bottom of the pool from exhaustion — but was pulled to safety by Ndamukong Suh who came to his rescue. Sources close to the production told TMZ.com that Louie — who's a contestant on the  high-diving show — was practicing his dives on Wednesday when he became a little too bushed to pull himself up the ladder ... falling back into the water again and again. The website said Suh dove into action and Louie was eventually rescued by the Detroit Lions defensive end and the show's divemaster, former Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis. The diving duo physically lifted the portly Louie out of the pool where he spat up water for several seconds. Last week, sources said that some of Suh's Lions teammates were concerned about the safety of the 6' 4", 307-pound NFL star jumping off a diving platform. One player reportedly said that Suh's participation on the show was irresponsible. "He's a big dude ... and 'black' and 'pool' don't mix.  He's built for football not belly flops." Despite the scary incident, TMZ reported that Louie is fine.  His rep said his client is already "feeling great, loving the challenge." As for Suh, it sounds like he might be auditioning for that revival of "Baywatch" pretty soon.
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