SpongeBob SquarePants Saves Sinking Boat

SpongeBob SquarePants usually needs to be saved in the cartoon he stars in on Nickelodeon.

But for a group of sinking boaters in Gloucester Harbor, the sponge-shaped yellow character was the one who did the saving over the weekend, MyFOXBoston reported.

A 25-foot boat called the Clam Juice started sinking because of a crack in the exhaust pipe. When the Coast Guard arrived to pump the little vessel out, the four onboard were knee-deep in water.

That's where SpongeBob — or more specifically, a squishy SpongeBob football — came in. The occupants had the toy onboard and used it to plug up the hole in the pipe.

Click here to see the full report on MyFOXBoston.com.