Gerard Butler Rescued After Surfing Accident

Gerard Butler

Sam Sharma/Pacific Coast News

updated 12/20/2011 AT 10:35 AM ET

originally published 12/20/2011 AT 10:50 AM ET

Gerard Butler was pulled underwater and dragged over a rocky reef Sunday by a large set of waves while he was filming the surfing movie Of Men and Mavericks in Northern California.

The actor, 42, was taken to Stanford Medical Center dazed but not seriously injured, after being rescued by a safety patrolman, according to

“[Butler] had that 100-yard stare that surfers get after a two-wave hold-down or near-death experience,” reports ESPN.


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