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Hugh Jackman Rescues Swimmers From Riptide at Sydney Beach

The Wolverine actor also saved his two kids

Hugh Jackman is being hailed a real-life superhero after he was captured on camera saving several swimmers, including his children, who were caught in a riptide in Australian waters.

The X-Men star can be seen in video obtained by Australia’s Nine News helping a man get his footing in the ocean before rescuing his 15-year-old son Oscar, The Guardian reports. Nine News said another swimmer linked hands with the actor to help him reach his 10-year-old daughter Ava and pull her to safety.

Jackman’s spokeswoman, Michele Schweitzer, downplayed the incident at Sydney’s Bondi Beach. “Hugh is completely fine as is his family,” she told USA TODAY. “The incident looks far more dramatic than it actually was.”

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