Hugh Jackman has had some personal drama at Sydney’s Bondi Beach when he and his son Oscar got caught in a rip.
The Nine Network showed video of the Hollywood star helping to bring another swimmer to shore on Saturday before he had to help 15-year-old Oscar from the waves.
He was also seen waving at others in the water in a bid to attract their attention and get them to come ashore, 9 News reported.
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Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman was involved in a rescue effort at Sydney’s Bondi Beach on Saturday afternoon when he, his son Oscar, 15, and other swimmers became stuck in a rip. Jackman helped pull others to safety as surf life savers arrived to assist
One witness described Jackman’s actions as he aided with the rescue as ‘calm’, but the actor was still too shaken to talk to media afterwards.
Jackman was also seen waving at other swimmers further out in the ocean, trying to get them to come to shore
The North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club took to Instagram to thank the surf live savers on duty for their actions – and made a special mention of Jackman for his efforts
Social media users took to the internet to express their feelings about Jackman’s actions at Bondi Beach
Lifesavers at the popular beach also launched into action, using boards and jetskis to make rescues.
Nine said Jackman, 47, was too shaken to speak to TV crews after the incident, which caused the beach to be closed for a short while.
A witness, who did not want to be named, told The Sunday Telegraph the actor was calm during the ordeal.
‘He stopped and helped this bloke stand up and he also helped his son,’ the witness said.
‘The swell was pretty nasty. It was a beautiful day but the swell was up.’
The North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club even took to social media to thank the actor for his actions, as well as the surf live savers who were on duty at the beach on Saturday.
They weren’t the only people commending the star, with fans taking to social media soon after to praise him.
Jackman has only recently arrived home after a world tour promoting his new film, Eddie the Eagle.
Twitter user Aine Ryan proclaimed Jackman to be the ‘hero we all need’ after his actions on Saturday afternoon
Hugh Jackman pictured earlier in March 2016. He has just been touring the world promoting a new movie (stock image)
Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton at a ‘Eddie The Eagle’ film premiere in Munich, Germany earlier in March (stock image)
Hugh Jackman and wife Debbie Furness arrived in Sydney with their two children this week (stock image)