David Blaine: Water Rescue Claim Awash in Inaccuracy

"We just went for a little swim," the stuntman said

Apparently, it was all an illusion.

Daredevil magic man David Blaine -- who once remained submerged in water for seven days -- claims he didn't need to be rescued from the rough surf this weekend in the Hamptons, according to the New York Post.

"We just went for a little swim," the prestidigitarian told the paper. "The hurricane had subsided." 

The self-promoting stuntman was hanging out with a few pals at Mecox Beach in the Hamptons over the weekend when he ignored a warning sign that cautioned against swimming in the rough surf conjured up by Hurricane Bill.

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He was later escorted out of the water by two lifeguards, according to the Post.

"I did swim back myself, " he told paper. "There were cameramen all around. If they saved me, wouldn't there have been pictures?" 

The slick illusionist used his talents to bemuse a fire marshal who had showed up the night before at Georgica in Wainscott, L.I., because the parking lot was overcrowded. Blaine ended up doing card tricks for the official, a witness told the Post.

"The marshal seemed impressed," an insider told the Post. 

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