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Kayaking Russell Crowe rescued by Coast Guard


Actor Russell Crowe.


Frazer Harrison

Actor Russell Crowe got into some hot water while kayaking with a friend off New York's Long Island over the holiday weekend.

The Oscar-winner set out for some relaxing paddling in the Long Island Sound but lost his way after dark and was rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard boat and ferried to a harbor, reports AP. 

The pair set out from Cold Spring Harbor on Saturday afternoon, according to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki. The two got lost as the sun set and eventually headed for shore, beaching their kayaks in Huntington Bay, nearly 10 miles east from where they had set out.

The U.S. Coast Guard was patrolling the area, and Swieciki told AP that he heard Crowe call out to them from the shore around 10 p.m.

Crow and his friend paddled over to the boat and the Coast Guard gave them and their boats a lift to Huntington Harbor. 

"He just needed a little bit of help, he just got a little lost," Swieciki said. "It wasn't really a rescue, really, more of just giving someone a lift."

USA Today reports that Crowe is in Oyster Bay, NY filming a movie called Noah, "the epic, biblical tale of Noah and the ark", set for release in 2014.

The 48-year-old Gladiator star later tweeted out a thank you to the Coast Guard members who helped him.