(NEW YORK) — Russell Crowe, the Oscar-winner famous for his tough-guy roles, got a little help from the U.S. Coast Guard this weekend while kayaking in the waters off New York’s Long Island.
Around 10 p.m. Saturday, Coast Guard officers, who were patrolling the area, heard the 48-year-old Australian actor call out to them from the shore. Crowe and his friend paddled out to the officers and were taken on board their boat.
Crowe tweeted a message of thanks to the U.S. Coast Guard Sunday morning at 1:30 a.m.
“Thanks to Seth and the boys from the US Coast Guard for guiding the way…4 hrs 30 mins, 7m(11.2km),” he wrote.
The actor is currently in Long Island filming Noah.
The movie, which is based on the biblical story, is slated for a 2014 release.
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