Hugh Jackman helped rescue his son and other beach surfers who got caught in a riptide off of Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, on Friday.

Hugh Jackman Rescues Son and Surfers From Beach Riptide

Jackman was reportedly caught on video pulling a man and woman he held onto out of the tide.  The actor then went back for a teenage boy, who was said to be his 15-year-old son Oscar, and saved him from the high waves.

Jackman later told other swimmers to come back on to the shore for safety.

Australian actress Lynzey Murphy witnessed Jackman’s heroics and shared how calm the actor was during the rescue.


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“The water just came up suddenly. [Jackman] just pulled them calmly onto the sandbar,” Murphy told an Australian news site.

“He was pretty level headed,” she added. “If you start freaking out in front of your children it is only going to make it worse. He said thank you … He was lovely.”

A rep for the X-men star said in a statement, “Hugh and Oscar are completely fine. It looks more dramatic than it was.”

Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness reportedly just purchased a $5.9 million apartment in Bondi Beach.

However, Jackman was back in Sydney to promote his new film Eddie the Eagle, which tells the the true story of Eddie Edwards, a British ski jumper who made a name for himself during the 1988 Winter Olympics.

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