Man vs. Wild host Bear Grylls revealed today that his seven-year-old son Jesse once saved a girl from drowning.From the Daily Mail:
‘No, no. They were in a little base in a stream and she fell in,’ he explains.
‘And — I wasn’t there, you know, and the story grows and grows every time he tells me — but he did rescue her and he was proud as punch to have dragged her out.’
Grylls was in the British Special forces in the 90s, and now he hosts the popular Discovery Channel show about how to survive in the wild.
Grylls lives in a houseboat on the Thames with his wife and three sons. And it seems Bear’s mountain-climbing, bug-eating streak has been passed down to his kids:
‘Their headmaster took me aside and said: “It’s great that they might know how to take the door off a helicopter and deal with a snake bite, but it would be really great if they focused a little more on the mathematics.” I’m kind of feeling that at the moment.
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