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Russell Crowe got a little help from the U.S. Coast Guard over the weekend after a kayaking trip off of Long Island took a wrong turn.
The Academy Award winner, 48, who is in New York filming the new Darren Aronofsky drama Noah, decided to take an afternoon kayaking trek originating from Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y., on Saturday, Sept. 1, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki told the Associated Press.
Crowe, who was accompanied by his good friend and personal trainer Chris Feather, apparently lost track of time and the men couldn't find their way back to Cold Spring Harbor. They headed back to shore at Huntington Bay, nearly 10 miles east from their starting point.
During their regular patrols of the area, the coast guard heard the actor calling out from shore at around 10 p.m. According to Swieciki, the officer did not know he was responding to a celebrity but was simply responding to a call for help. Crowe and Feather paddled to the boat, where the coast guard brought them and their kayaks aboard. They were then given a lift back 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."
On Sunday, Crowe took to Twitter to deny being lost. "We knew exactly where we were," he wrote on Twitter. "Grand adventure, eh, Chris?" The Gladiator actor also thanked "Seth and the boys from the U.S. Coast Guard for guiding the way."