Denmark’s ten year old Prince Christian, who is second in line to the throne, has reportedly been saved from drowning after he went swimming in Australia’s Gold Coast last week.
A Gold Coast lifeguard is the person who courageously saved the Prince after he was swept off his feet and out into the sea by a strong current.
Prince Christian, who will one day be King of Denmark, is the eldest son of Prince Frederick and Princess Mary. They were enjoying a family holiday together in Australia where Princess Mary was born.
According to 7 News, the lifeguard, Nick Malcolm, swam out into the ocean to pull the 10-year-old to safety, after spotting him in trouble. He was swimming between the flags at the time when he began to get into difficulty.
The lifeguard has not spoken of the incident, but his supervisor told 7 News his actions probably saved Prince Christian’s life.
He added that the lifeguards on duty had no idea who the boy was until a bystander informed them that he was a member of the royal family.
Prince Frederick, Christian’s father, personally thanked the lifeguards for the rescue as the situation had the potential to be a lot worse.
The Danish Royal Family had been staying on the Gold Coast for the past few days as part of their holiday in Australia. Earlier in the week, the family were spotted enjoying themselves at a theme park.
Princess Mary, who was born in the Australian state of Tasmania, also managed to do some shopping with her two daughters Princess Josephine and Princess Isabella.
This is family’s first visit to Australia since 2011. They will travel to Princess Mary’s home town of Hobart in Tasmania for Christmas.