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Anne Hathaway encountered grave danger in the ocean while on vacation with her husband in Hawaii this week.
The Oscar-nominated actress was enjoying a day on the beach and frolicking in the ocean when a strong riptide presented a huge danger.
Fortunately, a surfer was able to pull Hathaway to safety on the shore where her husband, Adam Shulman, comforted her, according to the Daily Mail.
The couple were photographed clearly relieved and shaken, and Shulman proceeded to treat a foot injury Hathaway had suffered during the ordeal.
Hathaway is not the first celebrity to have a terrifying experience on the beach in recent months. Heidi Klum was on a family vacation on Oahu, Hawaii in April when her son Henry got caught in a riptide.
The "Project Runway" host disregarded all fear of her own and went into the water after her son as well as two nannies. The model had help from her bodyguard boyfriend Martin Kirsten.
A week later, Klum spoke to Us Weekly about the incident.
"We got pulled into the ocean by a big wave," the model said. "Of course, as a mother, I was very scared for my child and everyone else in the water. Henry is a strong swimmer and was able to swim back to land. We were able to get everyone out safely."
Riptides are the number threat to all beachgoers and swimmers should be well equipped for how to recognize the dangerous flows of water and what to do to survive one.
First of all, swimmers should never swim alone, according to the NOAA. Also, swimmers should be on high alert at all times and employ the saying, "when in doubt, don't go out" for a swim.
Other key pointers in dealing with a riptide include staying calm and reserving your energy in the water, all while swimming in a direction following the shoreline. For more tips, visit here.