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"Gladiator" Lost at Sea, Briefly

Actor Russell Crowe was kayaking with a friend and launched on Saturday afternoon from Cold Spring Harbor on the Long Island Sound, according to US Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki. As it got dark, the two got lost and eventually headed for shore, beaching their kayaks in Huntington Bay, nearly 10 miles east from where they had set out.

The US Coast Guard was patrolling the area, and heard Crowe call out to them from the shore around 10pm, Swieciki said. The Gladiator actor and his friend, who Swieciki didn't recognise, paddled over to the boat. The Coast Guard officers pulled them up and, along with their kayaks, gave them a ride to Huntington Harbor.

"He just needed a little bit of help, he just got a little lost," Swieciki said. "It wasn't really a rescue, really, more of just giving someone a lift."

Swieicki said no one was injured, and the two men were wearing life vests. He said the actor, who was grateful and friendly, seemed like he was a fairly experienced kayaker.
from Cold Spring Harbor on the Long Island Sound, according to US Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki. As it got dark, the two got lost and eventually headed for shore, beaching their kayaks in Huntington Bay, nearly 10 miles east from where they had set out.

The US Coast Guard was patrolling the area, and heard Crowe call out to them from the shore around 10pm, Swieciki said. The Gladiator actor and his friend, who Swieciki didn't recognise, paddled over to the boat. The Coast Guard officers pulled them up and, along with their kayaks, gave them a ride to Huntington Harbor.

"He just needed a little bit of help, he just got a little lost," Swieciki said. "It wasn't really a rescue, really, more of just giving someone a lift."

Swieicki said no one was injured, and the two men were wearing life vests. He said the actor, who was grateful and friendly, seemed like he was a fairly experienced kayaker.

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