Russell Crowe found himself stranded this weekend while kayaking with a friend, meaning that he had to get rescued by the coastguards.
The 48-year-old was with a friend when they veered their way off course near to New York's Long Island on Saturday, and they had to be rescued around 10pm at night.
According to the New York Daily Post, the Oscar winner took off from Cold Spring Harbour on Saturday afternoon, but were still out after it got dark and the two headed back to shore but ended up beaching their kayaks in Huntington Bay, according to US Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki.
They were found nearly 10 miles east from where they started, and Swiecki reckons the pair got lost.
“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,” he explained.
The pair were taken, along with their kayaks, to Huntington Harbour but they weren't really given any VIP treatment as Swieciki didn't seem to recognise the actor after they paddled over to the rescue boat.
The coastguards were patrolling the area when they heard Russell and his pal calling out from the shore.
No one was injured during the trip, and Russell was described as being friendly and grateful for the lift. But the actor insists that he wasn't “lost”.
As he tweeted: “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?”
Russell is reportedly an experienced kayaker, and is no doubt getting used to the water as he's currently filming 'Noah' in Oyster Bay on Long Island. The biblical epic is being directed by Darren Aronofsky.
We bet Noah didn't get lost...
Russell Crowe parties with the best of them in London (May, 2012) Wenn