rcrowe090411_03_X17.jpgRussell Crowe and a pal got some help from the US Coast Guard on Saturday night during a kayaking trip off of New York's Long Island.

The 48-year-old actor and his companion left Cold Spring Harbor Saturday afternoon, and when it got dark, the two got lost but still managed to make their way to the shore after some assistance from the Coast Guard. Crowe and his pal beached their kayaks in Huntington Bay, and they were nearly 10 miles east from where they set out earlier in the day.

Petty Officer Robert Swieciki told the Associated Press that boats were patrolling the area, and around 10pm they heard Crowe calling out for help, at which point they helped bring them to shore. "It wasn't really a rescue," Swieciki added. "Really, more of just giving someone a lift."

Crowe tweeting at 1:30AM on Sunday, "Thanks to Seth and the boys from the US Coast Guard for guiding the way...4 hrs 30 mins, 7m(11.2km)," later adding "We knew where exactly where we were, paddling around from csh into wind, we ran out of day. Grand adventure eh." Indeed!