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We all love a good rescue, don't we? Cats getting pulled down from trees, little white girls getting removed from wells, and now, pregnant ladies getting saved from crippling riptides by none other than Miles Teller.

Wait, what?

Let's see if we can break that last one down. On Monday, there was a news deluge reporting that The Fantastic Four star traversed through sinister ocean currents to pluck a floundering pregnant woman out of harm's way. It's a marvelous story of courage, and, if the Fantastic Four trailer is any indication, an example of life imitating art.

Even without the rest of his team, Miles seems to have performed quite fantastically on his own.

Here's how the story has been presented

Miles Teller and his girlfriend Keleigh Sperry were enjoying a beach day in Miami when they reportedly noticed a pregnant woman with her toddler-aged daughter failing to fight a brutal riptide. The two ran in to lend a hand (or maybe a whole stretchy arm) and helped the family get safely to the shore.

According to Yahoo!, an anonymous eyewitness confirmed this version of events:

Miles and Keleigh were in the water together and Miles noticed a woman who was in distress. She had her daughter (who was 2 or 3 years old) on her back and the riptide was keeping her from getting to shore. The woman went under the water and Miles grabbed the woman, with her daughter on her back, and pulled them to shore. The water was shallow, but the woman just panicked.

So, that settles it! An open and closed case of real-life heroics.

But, wait! The plot thickens!

After the media picked up the story, Sperry (Teller's girlfriend) posted this screenshot on her Instagram. Along with the image, she included this confusing caption, which paints the circumstances in a new light:

She came up to us freaking out telling us to not freak out but It was a shark. And the scariest moment ever hahah poor lady. :(( pregnant with a toddler on her back.

Admittedly, this is not the clearest evidence in the world, but it seems to me that the supposed victim actually warned Teller and Sperry about a shark. Miles may have just been helping her leave at that last moment.

Here's my question: Where was this guy when all of this was going down?

No, but seriously, whether it was a riptide or shark-infested waters, why are there no lifeguards on the scene? The lack of an Baywatchers makes me think this entire story was a bit overblown, but that may just be the cynic (and former lifeguard) in me.

Based on this evidence, I turn the question over to you...


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