Russell Crowe had what sounds like a slight scare this past weekend when the ‘Braveheart’ actor needed help from the Coast Guard after veering off course during a kayak trip with an unknown friend. The forty-eight year old departed from Cold Spring Harbor on the trip this past Saturday, Sept. 1st, that kept the ‘Bounty Hunter’ performer in the water for more than 4hrs searching for a way to get back home. Around 10pm Crowe and his friend reportedly called out to the Coast Guard in the Huntington Bay area for help after ditching their kayak’s on shore, 10 miles east from where they first started out per Ace Showbiz.
The two were then given a ride back to safety after accidentally getting lost. Russell showed his appreciation on Twitter, writing “Thanks to Seth and the boys from the US Coast Guard for guiding the way…4 hrs 30 mins, 7m(11.2km)”. U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki in turn clarified that the long time actor didn’t need to be rescued but just needed a lift after headlines broke. “He just needed a little bit of help, he just got a little lost,” Swieciki noted. “It wasn’t really a rescue, really, more of just giving someone a lift.”