The photograph you see above is of Russell Crowe posing with Coast Guard members after they ended up rescuing him after the actor got lost on his kayak! The actor and a friend of his were kayaking around Long Island, New York, over the weekend but ended up getting lost and had to beach their boats in Huntington Bay. This was at night and the weather was getting dicey and pretty cold, we would imagine, but luckily they spotted the Coast Guard and hitched a ride back. No injury to the both of them, either, thankfully. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Swieciki, said, “It is common for the Coast Guard to assist boaters like this, but it was very cool to help Russell Crowe and his friend. Crowe and his friend were very grateful to get a lift.” We’re guessing Swieciki is one of the beaming guys in the picture! Crowe’s looking rather grizzled that because he’s filming the title role in Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah, which they’re shooting in New York. The actor thanked the Coast Guard in a tweet, reading, “Kayak; Cold Spring/Huntington Harbour, thanks to Seth and the boys from the US Coast Guard for guiding the way…4 hrs 30 mins, 7m(11.2km)” and also made a bit of fun of the incident in another message that read, “not lost,we knew where exactly where we were, paddling around from csh into wind, we ran out of day. Grand adventure eh chris_feather ?” Glad everyone’s okay and an adventure, not a disaster, was had!
[Photo: Splash News Online]