Heidi Klum is being hailed as a hero by many after saving her son from dangerous waters in Hawaii.

Henry,7, was swimming in the water when a riptide came his way and surrounded him. Two nannies rushed to the little one’s aid but also got caught in the tide. It took the amazing strength of mom to step in and rescue Henry and the nannies from the grasp of the wave. All of the action was captured in a series of photos taken exclusively by ET.


Although many are calling Heidi a hero, the model is the ever-modest one telling PEOPLE, “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.”

Henry is Heidi and Seal’s eldest son. The former couple co-parent four kids in all.



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