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Prince Christian rescued from deadly rip by Kiwi lifeguard

The young Prince was saved from a dangerous Gold Coast rip.
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Princess Mary and Prince Frederik’s eldest son, Prince Christian, has been saved from a dangerous rip while swimming on the Gold Coast.

Christian, who is in Australia with his family for the Christmas holidays, was rescued from the water by lifeguards after he was swept off his feet by a strong current, reports Seven News Queensland.

After being dragged out, he was spotted by Kiwi lifeguard, Nick Malcolm, who paddled out to him on his board and pulled the Prince out.

Although Christian wasn’t out very far, Mr Malcolm’s supervisor, Stuart Keay, maintains that a strong rip can be deadly no matter the depth.

“We got him before it got too serious, but he wouldn’t have come back in,” said Keay of the incident, which occurred on Thursday.

Mr Keay also revealed that the lifeguard, who is from Mairangi Bay, had no idea that he had saved a Prince – until beachgoers told him so.

“He’s kept it pretty quiet, I’m sure we’ll give him plenty of stick now we know,” a fellow lifeguard, Shane Pierce, told Seven News.

Christian’s father, Prince Frederik, is said to have personally thanked Malcolm and the Mermaid Beach lifeguards.

Princess Mary, Prince Frederik and their children, Christian, 10, Isabella, 8, Josephine and Vincent, 4, are currently holidaying in Australia, where they will spend Christmas.

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