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Blake Shelton downplays mudslide drama

Country star Blake Shelton is adamant he is no hero after saving a group of young men from a mudslide, insisting he was really rescuing them from their parents' wrath.

The 39-year-old star was driving in his native Oklahoma on Friday (13Nov15) when he came across the friends who were engulfed in mud near the Washita River in Ardmore.

He stopped to help and his efforts were praised by one of the party, Bryar Blanton, who credited the singer with saving his pals, but Blake has now downplayed the drama.

"I didn't save their (lives)," he told Entertainment Tonight. "I pulled them out of the mud in order to save their lives from their parents.

"I knew what was going to happen to 'em. It was like, 'We've got to get you kids outta here because you're going to be grounded!'"

Bryar and his friend Adrian Poplin watched in horror as their pals Lenyell Blanton and Josh Turner got stuck. They had agreed to start walking down the road to get help when Blake approached them, and all of them are grateful to the singer for getting them out of the sticky spot.

The country star ended up getting a tractor to free the guys, but he is pretty sure their families won't be too impressed by the tale - even if they did manage to score a photo with him after the rescue.

"They're probably grounded anyway," he laughed, "because they're talking about it on Twitter and probably got themselves in trouble."

The story came to light after the men posted the picture on the social media, reaching out to Blake to thank him for his kind gesture.

He replied: "No problem... Now you boys stay outta jail!!! Ha!!!"

Bryar also spoke to ET about the incident, praising Blake for being "an all-around nice, caring guy" who didn't play on his fame at all when he stopped to help.

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