Ex-WWE star Al Snow, 58, saves boy's life after jumping in ocean and dragging him out from deadly riptide

FORMER WWE superstar Al Snow is being called a hero after jumping into the ocean and saving a boy from drowning.

The 58-year-old was down on Santa Rosa Beach in Florida on Thursday when he heard screaming and yelling while he was in the sea.

And when ex-WWE man Snow turned to see what the commotion was about, he saw a boy being engulfed by waves as a strong riptide pulled him into deeper waters.

A lifeguard was present on the beach, but the former wrestler made the snap judgement that she would not be able to make it in time and so decided to take matters into his own hands.

Speaking about the incident, he told TMZ: "I made it, thank God.

"And, I caught him just by the arm just as a wave started to pull him even further out.

"If I hadn't have grabbed him, I think he'd have probably went out to sea. That would have been it."

Thankfully, the incident had a positive outcome as Snow managed to save the boy.

But for a moment it looked as if both of them were in serious trouble when a wave took them under.

The worrying scenes reminded him of Shad Gaspard, an old wrestler who tragically died in the Pacific Ocean last year.

Snow added: "I was able to stay up and hand him off to the lifeguard and I made my way back across to my friend and we went up on the beach and I felt like I was about to collapse. I was exhausted."

Neither Snow or the boy suffered any injuries, with the wrestler confirming that the child's mum cried and thanked him profusely after the incident.

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