Hollywood stud Russell Crowe was rescued by a US Coast boat at the weekend – after getting lost during a kayak trip.
The Gladiator star set off with his friend and personal trainer Chris Feather on Saturday afternoon from Cold Spring Harbor on New York’s Long Island.
But the movie star and his friend got lost as night fell and were forced to head for shore ditching their kayaks in Huntington Bay along the way.
Crowe was relieved to spot a coast guard boat patrolling the area around 10p.m. in the evening and called out to it.
The 48-year-old actor and his friend then paddled over and were hauled into the craft with their kayaks and dropped at Huntington Harbour.
The actor was very gracious and tweeted his gratitude to the coastguard early on Sunday morning: “Thanks to Seth and the boys from the US Coast Guard for guiding the way… 4 hrs 30 mins, 7m (11.2km).”
Crowe is a keen kayaker and is currently on Long Island filming biblical epic Noah, directed by Darren Aronofsky and scheduled for release in 2014.