Russell Crowe Rescued by Coast Guard?
Russell Crowe Lost at Sea in Kayak, Gets Coast Guard Rescue
Russell Crowe got a little lost on a recent kayak outing, requiring the rescue of the Coast Guard.
Well, it wasn't that much of a rescue, as much as getting a little help, really.
Crowe and a friend were kayaking off of New York's Long Island, when they got off course a wee bit.
Crowe, currently sporting a huge beard because he's filming a new biblical movie called Noah, left Cold Spring Harbor Saturday afternoon in a kayak.
As night fell, he and his friend lost their way but did make it to shore in Huntington Bay, 10 miles east from where they started.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki explained that they were patrolling the area and heard Crowe call from shore at 10 p.m.
Swieciki responded, giving Crowe and his friend a ride to Huntington Harbor.
Swieciki explained to the Associated Press, "It wasn't really a rescue. Really, more of just giving someone a lift."
Crowe was grateful for the help, taking to Twitter to write, "Thanks to Seth and the boys from the US Coast Guard for guiding the way ... 4 hrs 30 mins, 7m(11.2km)."
He added, "We knew where exactly where we were, paddling around from csh into wind, we ran out of day. Grand adventure eh."