Heidi Klum helped save her son Henry and two nannies from a terrifying riptide in Hawaii over Easter.
Supermodel Heidi Klum, 39, was relaxing in Hawaii on Easter Sunday with her children and boyfriend Martin Kristen when their holiday took a frightening turn for the worse.
She and her bodyguard lover were forced to rescue her 7-year-old son Henry and two of the family’s nannies when they got swept away in the ocean.
Heidi Klum was running towards to the water and dragging them from the surf to safety, moments after her boyfriend had pulled them from the waves.
The supermodel was walking along the sand before she realized that Henry was in trouble.
Breaking into a run, she started to point frantically at the water.
Wasting no time Martin Kristen immersed himself in the treacherous waves and began to pull Henry and the terrified looking nannies to safety.
It wasn’t long until Heidi Klum herself was at the water’s edge and dove right in to get stuck in with the rescue.
First Heidi Klum grabbed her eldest son who was struggling to stay above the surf, while Martin Kristen and one of the nannies crawled back on to the sand, visibly gasping for breath.
Satisfied that Henry was safe, she jumped back into the water and swam to rescue the other nanny.
Once safe, Martin Kristen and the nannies lay on the beach taking the time to catch their breath once again.
Speaking about the incident in a statement to Us Weekly Heidi Klum said: “We got pulled into the ocean by a big wave. Of course, as a mother, I was very scared for my child and everyone else in the water.
“Henry is a strong swimmer and was able to swim back to land. We were able to get everyone out safely.”
Heidi Klum, her bodyguard turned boyfriend Martin Kristen and her four children, Leni, 8, Henry, Johan, 6, and Lou, 3, had been holidaying in Honolulu for several days over the Easter break.