Russell Crowe Assisted by Coast Guard in LI Sound

A Coast Guard boat crew assisted 2 kayakers, one of them actor Russell Crowe, near Huntington Bay, New York, on Saturday evening, September 2.

A Coast Guard Station Eaton’s Necks rescue boat crew was on patrol in Huntington Bay when they were flagged down by Crowe and his friend, who had lost their way while kayaking.

The 48-year-old actor and his friend had launched from Cold Spring Harbor earlier in the day and beached their kayaks in Huntington Bay after nightfall. The two men were picked up, along with their kayaks, by the Coast Guard boat crew and taken to Huntington Harbor.

“It is common for the Coast Guard to assist boaters like this, but it was very cool to help Russell Crowe and his friend,” said Petty Officer 2nd Class Robert Swieciki, the boat coxswain for the case. “Crowe and his friend were very grateful to get a lift.”

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