Apr.2 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Nico Rosberg was the hero of the day when he rescued a distressed child from waters on the coast of Monaco recently.

Bild newspaper reports that the German, the winner of the last four grands prix and quickest on Friday in Bahrain, leapt into action two weeks ago after spotting a distressed five-year-old at sea while playing with his daughter on a jetty.

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

Rosberg, 30, would not comment, but his management confirmed the incident.


Apr.2 (GMM/Inautonews.com) Nico Rosberg was the hero of the day when he rescued a distressed child from waters on the coast of Monaco recently.

Bild newspaper reports that the German, the winner of the last four grands prix and quickest on Friday in Bahrain, leapt into action two weeks ago after spotting a distressed five-year-old at sea while playing with his daughter on a jetty.

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

Rosberg, 30, would not comment, but his management confirmed the incident.