Hugh Jackman turned from Hollywood actor to real-life superhero when his son Oscar and another swimmer got caught in a rip wave at Bondi Beach in Australia on Mar. 26. Watch the action here c0me t0 the rescue!
He’s a real-life superhero! Hugh Jackman, 47, plays Wolverine in the movies, but he’s not shy of coming to the rescue when he’s not acting! The Aussie star had to rescue his son Oscar, 15, and another swimmer from drowning from fierce waves at Sydney’s Bondi Beach. What a guy!
A video shows Hugh in action, pulling a man from the vicious wave and then signaling to other swimmers to get out of the water and away from the rip, 9 News in Australia reported. Lifeguards at the beach joined in on the rescue effort, using jet-skis and boards.
After his hero-turn, Hugh was too shaken to speak with the media but his actions here speak far louder than his words. Bondi Beach had to be shut down after the incident too.
A witness, who didn’t want to be named, revealed that Hugh was the picture of calm as he jumped into life-saving action. “He stopped and helped this bloke stand up and he also helped his son,” the witness told The Sunday Telegraph. ‘The swell was pretty nasty. It was a beautiful day but the swell was up.”
The North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club also recognized Hugh’s efforts by thanking the actor on their Instagram page, as well as the surfers that were on duty that day.
WELL DONE to Patrol 13 captained by Rosie Taliano & Tom Bunting this afternoon who completed 43 rescues in total with only a limited 12 patrolling members rostered on. There were also 3 rescues in the morning completed by Patrol 10. A big THANK YOU to Waverley Duty Officers, @brontesurfclub, @bondisblsc, @bondilifeguards and @surfrescue30 for your extra assistance. The beach had to be closed due to dangerous conditions, multiple rescues happening all at once and limited resources. @thehughjackman was also spotted assisting with rescues! Thanks Hugh #mysurflife #northbondislsc #northbondi #surflifesaving #rescues #bondibeach #bondi #beach #easter #saturday #bondislsc #bronteslsc #bronte #irb #surfrescue30 #hughjackman #9today #todayshow #sunrise #channel7 #channel10 #tennews #board #swim #tube #sls_sydney #slsnsw #slsa
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Hugh was back in Australia enjoying the holidays after promoting his latest film, “Eddie The Eagle” during a world tour.
HollywoodLifers, are you impressed that Hugh’s a real-life life-saver? Tell us what you think of his heroic act!