Anne Hathaway Almost Drowns Actress Anne Hathaway almost drowned while vacationing in Hawaii Wednesday. The Oscar-winner was reportedly saved by a surfer. Photo: YouTube

Actress Anne Hathaway almost met her untimely demise after swimming into a rough riptide in Hawaii this week, but unlike many who are thankful for the film star's safety, some haters are now controversially wishing that the Oscar-winning actress had actually perished.

According to a report from TMZ Thursday, the 31-year-old was in danger of drowning to death after getting caught in a rip current while enjoying a recreational dip in the ocean in Hawaii on Wednesday. Photos obtained by a paparazzo at the scene show the “Les Miserables“ star visibly in distress and waving her arms. According to RadarOnline, the longtime actress was heard “screaming for assistance” before being rescued by an unidentified local surfer.

After the rescue, the actress was spotted sprawled out on a beach receiving “mouth-to-toe resuscitation” treatment from her husband, actor Adam Shulman. TMZ reported that Hathaway received a cut on her foot from a nearby reef during the incident. Shulman reportedly soothed the injury by “sucking the possible toxins” out of Hathaway's foot. (See the photos here.)


While Hathaway is now out of harm's way, some enemies of the actress, deemed “Hatha-haters,” have recently begun sharing their displeasure over social media after hearing that the film star was saved from her near-death experience. “Anne Hathaway nearly drowned on vacation in Hawaii: SO CLOSE,” posted Twitter user Alexa Thibodeaux Friday. “Happy Friday. Anne Hathaway nearly drowned on vacation in Hawaii,” said user Meghan Lorine. “We came so close,” posted user Lauren Leibowitz after sharing a story of the actress’ near demise. “Why? We were almost rid of her,” asked another nonfan on hearing of the rescue. “In his defense, the surfer who saved Anne Hathaway from drowning hadn't seen her Golden Globes acceptance speech," posted user, Kasi Greven.

Hathaway previously discussed her well-known hate group following her 2013 “best supporting actress” Academy Award win, admitting to Us Weekly that the moniker does negatively impact her. “It does get to me. But you have to remember in life that there’s a positive to every negative and a negative to every positive,” said the movie star, adding, "The miracle of the universe is that, as far as they know, there's 51 percent matter versus 49 percent anti-matter -- things tip in the scale of the positive so that is what I focus on.”