Denmark’s Price Christian Saved From Drowning

Denmark’s Price Christian Saved From Drowning
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Denmark’s Prince Christian was saved from drowning on Australia’s Gold Coast.


The 10-year-old Prince Christian, second in line to the throne, went swimming in the Gold Coast but got caught in a rip. He was rescued by lifeguard Nick Malcolm on Thursday at Mermaid Beach. The Courier Mail reports that the prince was returned to his parents, Denmark’s Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik, safely, according to Sky News Australia.

Gold Coast chief lifeguard Warren Young said that Malcolm has received a lot of attention since the rescue. “I spoke to him before, he could have come down but he chose not to,” Young said. “All the guys are feeling for him because his phone is going off the hook all the time, so I think it is just a bit daunting for him.”

According to, the lifeguard did not know he had conducted a royal rescue until Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Mary left the beach.

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“It was only after they’d gone and someone told him (who they were),” Young said. “They do a good job of being normal, those people, which is a credit to them.