Nice story here on CNN describing how an Air Canada Boeing 777 came to the rescue of a sailor who got lost at sea during a storm.
At the request of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority, the Air Canada pilot, who was flying the 777 to Sydney from Vancouver, dropped to 4,000 feet and asked everyone onboard to keep their eyes peeled for the yachtsman.
The sailor was indeed spotted and his location reported, after which he was successfully rescued by a merchant vessel that was in the area.
A more exciting-than-average bit of in-flight entertainment for the passengers. Bravo Air Canada!