Russell Crowe Rescued by Coastguard after Getting Lost Kayaking

Actor Russell Crowe went kayaking off New York’s Long Island, launching from Cold Spring Harbor Saturday afternoon on the Long Island Sound, according to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki. The 48-year-old Oscar winner and his friend became stranded when they lost their way in the waters.

US Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki said the pair got lost as the sky darkened and beached their kayaks in Huntington Bay, almost 10 miles east from where they had set out.

The US Coast Guard was patrolling the area, and heard Crowe and his friend called out to a boat on patrol around 10pm. Petty Officer Robert Swieciki said the two paddled over to the boat, got on board and rode back to Huntington Harbour.

Crowe, who is on Long Island making a new film, Noah, in Oyster Bay, sent a Twitter message thanking the officers.

“He just needed a little bit of help; he just got a little lost. It wasn’t really a rescue, really, more of just giving someone a lift.”

Mr Swieicki said no-one was injured and the two men were wearing life vests. He said the actor, who was grateful and friendly, seemed like he was a fairly experienced kayaker.

Mr Swieicki said no-one was injured and the two men were wearing life vests. He said the actor, who was grateful and friendly, seemed like he was a fairly experienced kayaker.

Crowe’s Twitter message, sent at about 1.30am yesterday, thanked the officers, and said he was out on the water for four and a half hours.

“Thanks to Seth and the boys from the US Coast Guard for guiding the way…4 hrs 30 mins,” he wrote.

Crowe was on location shooting for a Biblical film ‘Noah’ in Oyster Bay when the incident happened.

The movie directed by Darren Aronofsky is scheduled for release in 2014.

In another tweet, he made light of the experience: “Not lost, we knew where exactly where we were … we ran out of day.”

Crowe won an Oscar for best actor in “Gladiator.” He has appeared in various movies, including “Robin Hood,” “The Insider” and “A Beautiful Mind.”

 

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