Hugh Jackman is a real life superhero!
The 47-year-old Wolverine star rescued his 15-year-old son, Oscar, after he got caught in a riptide in the ocean at Sydney's Bondi Beach in his native Australia on Saturday, Australian news outlets reported. With the help of another man, he also guided daughter Ava, 10, out of the water and helped lifeguards direct other swimmers to safety amid the rising, violent waves.
"Hugh and his family are 100 percent fine," the actor's rep said in a statement to E! News. "It looks a lot more dramatic than it was."
Jackman and the children were reunited with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness back on the beach, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported, adding that the actor was too shaken to speak about the rescue.
The actor was with his kids in the water and was chatting with rugby and reality TV star Dan Conn and My Kitchen Rules' Lynzey Murphy when the boy and girl became caught in the current and began to be dragged out to sea, The Daily Telegraph said.