Hugh Jackman and son are 'totally fine' after video shows them swimming in rough water
A Saturday trip to the beach for Hugh Jackman and his family took a turbulent turn when cameras captured footage of Jackman reportedly helping swimmers navigate a riptide.
Video from 9 News shows the X-Men star with other swimmers at a beach in Sydney, Australia. The video shows Jackman, 47, navigating the waves, gesturing to other swimmers and at one point pulling a man through the water.
Peter Adam, the man seen receiving help, told 9 News, “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.”
“[Jackman] then went to get his son,” Adam said.
Lifeguards at the beach made “several other rescues,” according to 9 News, but Jackman’s rep tells PEOPLE that all is well for the family.
“Hugh and Oscar are 100 percent fine,” Michele Schweitzer says in a statement. “It looks a lot more dramatic than it actually was.”
—Reporting by Emily Strohm