Something Incredible Most People Don’t Know About Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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Over a decade ago Arnold Schwarzenegger was a celebrated actor, having starred in multiple action films and been nominated for numerous awards, even winning a Golden Globe Award for Best Acting Debut in a Motion Picture. He also was also in his first term as Governor of California, having replaced Gray Davis in a recall election.
But despite all this fame and success Arnold was still just a regular person, until one day in April.
On Wednesday April 6th, 2004 Schwarzenegger, his wife Maria Shriver, and four children were enjoying a week-long vacation at a Four Seasons resort in Maui, Hawaii.
While out enjoying a swim in the ocean Arnold encountered an identified man swimming near him who suddenly was stricken with cramps and couldn't swim. The distressed swimmer called to Arnold for help.
The 57-year-old Governor immediately swam over to assist. His bodybuilding skills were about to come in handy.
He pulled the man and his boogie bard over 100 yards back to the beach. He sat with the man on the sand to make sure that he was okay and advised him to rest.
The incident was not reported to the police, as swimmer run into problems all the time without filing a report if there is no injury or drowning, and eventually the swimmer walked away unaided.
It goes to show that being in the right place at the right time (and being the right person for the job!) can literally save a life.
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