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Crowe gets lift after getting lost kayaking

POSTED: September 6, 2012 6:00 p.m.

NEW YORK — Oscar-winning actor Russell Crowe lost his way kayaking in the waters off New York’s Long Island and was picked up by a U.S. Coast Guard boat and ferried to a harbor, officials said Sunday.

The actor was kayaking with a friend Saturday afternoon on the Long Island Sound, according to U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki. As it got dark, the two got lost and eventually headed for shore.

The U.S. Coast Guard was patrolling the area, and heard Crowe call out to them from the shore around 10 p.m., Swieciki said. The “Gladiator” actor and his friend paddled over to the boat. Officers pulled them up and gave them a ride to Huntington Harbor.

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