Hugh Jackman rescues children from drowning

Updated on : Mar 26,2016   6:18 pm

Sydney, March 26 (IANS) Actor Hugh Jackman rescued his children and other swimmers from a rip tide, a stretch of turbulent water in the sea, at Bondi Beach here on Saturday.

In a video obtained by a news channel, "The Wolverine" actor could be seen grabbing the arm of a man and pulling him around, as the man held onto his daughter, reports aceshowbiz.com.

Jackman then helped his son Oscar, 15, from the same rip.

The "X-Men: Days of Future Past" actor, who donned a black swimsuit, was also seen waving at other swimmers in a bid to attract their attention and get them to come ashore.

Lifesavers also launched into action, using boards and jetskis to make several other rescues.

Peter Adam, the man who was grabbed by the actor, told the news channel that he was helping the actor's daughter at the time.

"He wasn't rescuing me, I was assisting him to get his daughter up to the sandbar. He then grabbed my hand to get us up. He then went to get his son," Adam said.

The North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club took to Instagram to thank Jackman and the surf lifesavers on duty for their actions.

Jackman arrived in Sydney on Friday, after a month-long stint promoting his latest film "Eddie the Eagle".