Early this morning, Hugh Jackman and his son Oscar were enjoying some beach time on Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia, when the riptide became dangerous. Jackman first helped a man and a girl, preventing them from being pulled under the water. Jackman then went back for his 15-year-old son.
9News, the first to report this incident, says that the man that Hugh Jackman helped from the water was Peter Adam, who was actually helping Jackman retrieve his daughter from the water.
9News spoke to Peter Adam who said, “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.”
Jackman went on to help other swimmers in the water get to shore.
Hugh Jackman wasn’t the only rescuer on the scene. Lifeguards jumped to action when the rip got to be too much for most swimmers. They were in the water on jet skis and with boards. They helped pull swimmers of all ages back to the beach. No one was hurt, including Jackman and his children.
According to the Deccan Chronicle, everyone’s safety was taken care of.
“The situation was brought under control when the lifeguards sprung into action and helped rescue other swimmers and surfers at the beach.”
Hugh Jackman fans will generally jump on any opportunity to post pics of him without a shirt and gush over his superhero-like qualities but on Twitter everyone is talking and they are fairly impressed. Fans love the way that Jackman is with his children and they can’t wait to have something to talk about when it comes to The Wolverine star.
@RealHughJackman Hugh I know you wouldn't want to be called a hero but you are! So glad you are all alright. Way to go!— Barbara Horne (@horne1231) March 26, 2016
Hugh Jackman was in Australia promoting his most recent movie, Eddie the Eagle.
Although Jackman is most well known for his role as the starring character of The Wolverine, he has been busy the past few years on several projects. Just last year he starred in Pan, an epic prelude to the children’s story of Peter Pan. Jackman played Blackbeard the pirate and he was all but unrecognizable in the movie with his bald head and long beard. The movie takes viewers back to when Peter was still a boy and follows him on his introduction to Neverland, a world of pirates where he eventually becomes Peter Pan. The movie grossed over $15 million in its opening weekend.
Besides Eddie the Eagle, Jackman fans can also look forward to seeing him in Broadway 4D. And if you really just love seeing Hugh Jackman as the Wolverine, you can look forward to seeing him in 2017 in a The Wolverine Sequel. It doesn’t even have a title yet but it is in pre-production.
Since Hugh Jackman is actively promoting his new movie, fans can expect to see a lot of him on the talk shows for the next couple weeks. Earlier this week, he was seen on the Jonathon Ross show with his co-star from Eddie the Eagle, Taron Egerton (who plays a young Eddie Eagle in the movie). The two of them got together with Luke Evans to see who could do a better Gaston. This is just the kind of thing that Jackman fans love, seeing him having fun and being himself.
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