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Long Island Coast Guard Saves Russell Crowe

He's no master and commander in a kayak
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 3, 2012 11:29 PM CDT
Updated Sep 4, 2012 1:26 AM CDT

(Newser) – Russell Crowe isn't much of a gladiator when it comes to taming the Long Island Sound. Ask the Coast Guard officers who picked him up when he got lost in his kayak. The 48-year-old actor launched with a pal from Cold Spring Harbor over the holiday weekend, and ended up heading into shore after dark 10 miles away. Crowe called out to a passing Coast Guard boat, which hoisted the kayakers on board—and pulled their kayaks back to safety on shore. "He just needed a little bit of help, he just got a little lost," Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki tells NBC. Crowe, who's on Long Island filming biblical movie Noah, tweeted a "thanks to the boys from the US Coast Guard for guiding the way." (Read more Russell Crowe stories.)

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