Hugh Jackman rescues his two children and strangers from dangerous rip at Bondi Beach
Published 26/03/2016 | 13:24
Hugh Jackman had a real life superhero moment when he saved his children and a group of strangers from a strong rip current in Sydney.
The Australian actor (47) was filmed saving his son Oscar (15), daughter Ava Eliot (10) and others on Bondi Beach earlier today. In the footage, obtained by 9 News, The X-Men star was seen grabbing his son and another man, who was holding on a girl.
The man, who was later identified as Peter Adam, said he was holding onto Ava, as they all attempted to safely escape the rip.
"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," Mr Adam told the network. "He then went to get his son."
Lifeguards joined in the rescue efforts, while Jackman was also seen waving to swimmers to return to the beach.
Meanwhile, the actor recently hit headlines when he announced he would be retiring his most famous character to date - Wolverine in the X-Men series. He's played the iconic role since 2000 and said he's looking forward to another actor taking the reins.
"I actually do like the feeling of being strong and I'm training way harder than I would if I wasn't in one of these movies but it's painful, it actually hurts," he told the Jonathan Ross Show.
"People say: 'You get addicted to it.' I'm not addicted to it. I'll be quite looking forward to having a few beers, some burgers and hanging out."