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Doug Liman, Bourne Identity Director, Saves Three Men In Hudson Boat Crash

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NEW YORK (AP) -- It wasn't a movie set and there were no cameras rolling, but when the director of the "Bourne Identity'' saw a cargo ship slam into a speedboat on the Hudson River, he jumped into action.

Hollywood director Doug Liman was out on his sailboat with friends early Wednesday morning when he saw the black cargo ship on a collision course. He says he watched in horror as the ship crashed into the speedboat and kept going.

Within seconds, the director says he motored to the scene and plucked three passengers out of the water. Liman says it was a "a close call'' for the passengers who survived the crash with just minor injuries.

The Coast Guard says it is still investigating a "possible collision'' between two vessels on the Hudson.

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