Tue, 04 Sep 2012 10:51:24 GMT | By IANS

Russell Crowe rescued by coast guard

Actor Russell Crowe was involved in a dramatic sea rescue after a kayaking trip went wrong.

Russell Crowe rescued by coast guard (© Reuters)

The 'Gladiator' star and a friend paddled out to the waters off Long Island Saturday afternoon, but as darkness fell, the two ended up beaching their kayaks at a remote spot nearly 10 miles away from where they started.

They yelled for help, and eventually a US Coast Guard patrol heard their cries and picked them up at around 10 p.m. They were then transported back to safety, reports contactmusic.

"He just needed a little bit of help, he just got a little lost. It wasn't really a rescue, really, more of just giving someone a lift," said Robert Swieciki, US Coast Guard Petty Officer.

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