California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger turned into a real-life action hero last week (ends9APR04) - by saving a swimmer from drowning.

The 56-year-old was holidaying with his family in Maui, Hawaii, when he helped the struggling swimmer by diving into the sea and bringing him back to the beach.

An onlooker says, "Arnold sat with this guy for quite a while as he had cramps, was breathless and a bit shaken up.

"He was also overawed by having just been rescued by the Terminator.

"It's not every day one of the world's most famous movie heroes saves you from drowning.

"I'm sure he'll be telling all his friends although they might not believe him."

11/04/2004 14:24