The Swedish version of long-running comic strip "The Phantom" could be backing a woman to become the next full-time incarnation of the eponymous hero.
It may not look like much on the surface but that's Hugh Jackman helping people stay above water during a dangerous rip tide. The video description describes the scene:
AUSTRALIAN actor Hugh Jackman was hoping for a leisurely swim at Sydney’s most famous beach but soon found himself in the middle of the action.
Nine News television crews captured footage of Jackman and several other swimmers struggling in a rip at Bondi Beach on Saturday afternoon. Jackman, in a black rashie, is seen helping pull a man to safety before gesturing for other swimmers to move clear of the dangerous currents.Hugh Jackman played a real-life action hero Saturday, reportedly rescuing his son and other swimmers from dangerous surf at Bondi Beach.
In this dramatic footage obtained by Nine News, the rashie-clad Jackman is seen pulling a man by the arm, leading him and his companion away from a rip. He also helps a boy, reported to be his 15-year-old son Oscar, from dangerous surf.
Wrestling may not be real, but Shark Boy is. The intreped ocean dweller was essential in the capture of a peeping tom in his own neighborhood. He didn't pull any of his signature moves on the criminal, but he did keep an eye on him until the police arrived to ensure his capture.
If you want to know more about this mysterious hero, just watch this video:
He's clearly been through a lot already.
In the wake of national tragedies like yesterday's school shooting at Oregon's Umpqua Community College that left at least 10 dead and seven injured, it's easy to just remember the villain. But heroes were there as well.
One of which was army veteran 30-year-old Chris Mintz, who authorities are saying saved many lives that day. He was shot seven times as a result, but he survived and is currently in stable condition.
His family said that he blocked doors to keep the shooter from getting close to other students. Other outlets claim that he rushed at the shooter to protect the ones around him.
NBC News gives some background on Mintz:
Chris Mintz "tried to protect some people," his aunt Sheila Brown told NBC News in a telephone interview. "We were told he did heroic things to protect some people."
She said that Mintz was shot seven times and had been in surgery since the shooting that left 10 dead, including the gunman.
Originally from Randleman, North Carolina, Mintz served about 10 years in the Army. He had just started college, Brown said. He was shot in the back, abdomen and hands, and had two broken legs, she added.
"We're not sure how his legs got broken," she said. "He was on the wrestling team and and he's done cage-fighting so it does not surprise me that he would act heroically."
That's him smiling after having seven bullets removed. Goals.
On top of everything else, the shooting occurred on the sixth birthday of Mintz's son.
Luckily, the little boy still has a father to raise him. And a hero to boot.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to help Mintz and his family on this long and costly recovery.
Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Jason Gates is being hailed a hero after saving the life of a driver who was choking.
It all unfolded around 11:20 a.m. Saturday August 9, when Officer Gates pulled a woman over for a red light violation in the 4100 block of S. Burdick Street. As the officer approached the car, he found the driver in respiratory distress.
Dash cam video from the incident shows Officer Gates asking the woman if she was okay, and when he realizes she's in trouble, he administers a couple of back blows. When that doesn't work, you can see ,Gates quickly pull the woman from the car and administer the Heimlich maneuver.