Hugh Jackman is making waves in his latest role: a “super-dad” who helped rescue his children from a dangerous riptide at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia.
The charismatic actor was enjoying a beach day with his children (10-year-old Ava and 15-year-old Oscar) when the dangerous current emerged. Fast-acting Jackman joined forces with lifeguards and fellow beach-goers to pull the kids, who were struggling to get back to the sandbar, back to safety.
“I reached down, grabbed [Ava’s] arm and put my arm up to Hugh to make a chain to pull us up on the sand bar," swimmer Peter Adam told Australia’s '9News.' "That's what you do with any family out there."
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Once the children had been pulled to safety, Jackman reportedly thanked the lifeguards profusely before taking off down the beach.
Jackman's rep told NBC's sister network E! News: "Hugh and his family are 100 percent fine. It looks a lot more dramatic than it was."
“He’s definitely a bit of a superdad, superhero, and he's a super bloke too,” said Dan Conn, a trainer and eyewitness who had been chatting with Jackman before the incident.
Conn also described Jackman as “cool, calm, and collected” — which is easy when you’re a superhero, we suppose.