Russell Crowe is no stranger to saving the day on the big screen, but it was the Gladiator actor who found himself in need of a little assistance during the holiday weekend.
As the official sources claimed, the 48-year-old man was rescued by the United States Shore Guard after he and a companion were separated while kayaking off the coast of Long Island, New York, and became stranded.
Crowe and a friend were apparently paddling about Long Island Sound when they became disoriented after launching from Cold Spring Harbor.
By evening, the two men were said to have beached their kayaks near Huntington Bay, which is around 10 miles from where they had begun their journey.
The guys remained in their kayaks until approximately 10 p.m., when they were discovered by the United States Coast Guard, who heard them screaming out to them and swooped in to rescue the men and their boats.
The crew received praise from Crowe, who subsequently sent a thank-you message on Twitter: “Kayak;Cold Spring/Huntington Harbour, thanks to Seth and the lads from the US Coast Guard for navigating the way…4 hours 30 minutes, 7m(11.2km).”
He also made fun of the situation through Twitter, writing, “Our position was known to us. After paddling around from csh into the wind, we ran out of daylight… What a fantastic trip, eh?”
Coast Guard personnel, on the other hand, were overjoyed after their encounter with the Oscar winner.
Although it is customary for the Coast Guard to assist boats in this manner, Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Swieciki, of the Coast Guard, said it was “extremely exciting” to assist Russell Crowe and his companion.
Noah (ambitious retelling of the biblical character and his legendary ark.), directed by Darren Aronofsky, where the actor plays, is now filming on location on Long Island, New York.