German hero in Nico Rosberg: F1 driver rescued drowning boy in Monaco

The 30-year-old is competing in the Bahrain GP, and is leading his team-mate and defending champion Lewis Hamilton in the championships.

German hero in Nico Rosberg: F1 driver rescued drowning boy in Monaco

New Delhi: Nico Rosberg, the winner of season opening Australian Grand Prix, has reportedly played a real life hero's role saving a drowning a child from waters on the coast of Monaco recently

According to a report in Bild newspaper, the Mercedes driver leapt into action two weeks ago after spotting a distressed 5-year-old at sea while playing with his daughter on a pier.

A fully clothed Rosberg, a strong swimmer and past triathlon competitor, jumped into the sea and dragged the youngster to shore, the report added.

Like a true hero, the German also reportedly declined to comment, but his management confirmed the incident.

The 30-year-old is competing in the Bahrain GP, and is leading his team-mate and defending champion Lewis Hamilton in the championships.

Rosberg is winner of the last four Grands Prix.

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