Russell Crowe rescued by coast guard

Updated: Sep 04, 2012, 10:42 AM IST

London: ‘Gladiator’ star Russell Crowe was rescued by a US Coast Guard boat at the weekend after getting lost during a kayak trip.

The 48-year-old actor set off with his friend and personal trainer Chris Feather on September 1 afternoon from Cold Spring Harbor on New York`s Long Island but the pair got lost as night fell, reported Sun online.

"Thanks to Seth and the boys from the US Coast Guard for guiding the way... 4 hrs 30 mins, 7m(11.2km)," Crowe posted on Twitter the next morning.

US Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki, who picked up the pair from shore, said, "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."