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Heidi Klum saves drowning son from ocean waves

Posted at 11:23 AM, Apr 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-02 11:23:08-04

HAWAII (PIX11) — Heidi Klum is being hailed a hero after she saved her drowning son from a riptide this weekend during the family’s Hawaiian beach vacation.

As Us Weekly reported, Klum and her bodyguard/boyfriend, Martin Kirsten, immediately raced to save the 7-year-old and the caretakers. Henry is Klum’s oldest son; she’s also mom to Leni, 8; Johan, 6; and Lou, 3.

“We were pulled into the ocean by a big wave. Like any mother, I was very scared for my child and everyone else in the water,” Klum told CNN in a statement. “Thankfully Henry is a strong swimmer and was able to swim back to land and we were able to get everyone out safely.”

The 39-year-old supermodel and TV personality, who’s currently hosting the latest season of “Project Runway,” will appear on “America’s Got Talent” as a judge this summer.