Eliza Gold
March 26, 2016 12:05 pm
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Hugh Jackman just became a real-life hero as he saved his son and others from a dangerous swell in Sydney’s Bondi Beach.

On Saturday, the 47-year-old actor was taking a swim at the famous Australian beach with his 15-year-old son, Oscar, when they got caught up in a dangerous current. According to witnesses and footage obtained by The Nine Network, Hugh Jackman helped a fellow swimmer safely to shore before assisting his son out of the strong swell. Jackman also waved down near-by swimmers, beach dwellers, and life guards to usher other endangered swimmers out of the water.

The Wolverine star, back in his home country as part of promotions for his newest film, Eddie the Eagle, declined to be interviewed following the incident, but a source at the scene reported to The Daily Telegraph that Jackman stayed cool when the pressure was on.

“He stopped and helped this bloke stand up,” the witness said. “And he also helped his son. The swell was pretty nasty. It was a beautiful day but the swell was up.”

The North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club, as well as many fans, have since expressed gratitude and praise for Hugh Jackman on social media.

Check out the original report on this on-and-off-screen hero’s exploits below: