Claims that Johnny Depp nearly drowned with relatives of former US President John F Kennedy have been rubbished by witnesses.

Four swimmers, including MAX KENNEDY and ANTHONY SHRIVER, were assisted back to dry land by local firefighters and the Coast Guard after getting into trouble in the waters behind the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport, Massachusetts over the weekend (21AUG04).

Spies reveal the third man in the quartet was not the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: THE CURSE OF THE BLACK PEARL star, but a friend of Kennedy's who strongly resembles the Hollywood hunk.

25/08/2004 17:24