Russell Crowe kayaking in Jan. 2012
09/03/2012 at 08:00 AM EDT
It could have been the scene out of one of his movies.
got some help from the U.S. Coast Guard late Saturday night during a kayaking trip gone wrong off of New York's Long Island.
The actor, who is in the area filming the new Darren Aronofsky movie, Noah
, launched from Cold Spring Harbor Saturday afternoon, U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer Robert Swieciki told the Associated Press. When it got dark, he and his friend apparently got lost but managed to make their way to shore, beaching their kayaks in Huntington Bay.
They were nearly 10 miles east from where they had set out.
The coast guard was patrolling the area and heard the 48-year-old actor calling out from the shore around 10 p.m. According to Swiecki, the officer did not recognize the actor but paddled over and brought them to Huntington Harbor.
"It wasn't really a rescue," Swieciki told the AP. "Really, more of just giving someone a lift."
The men were wearing life vests and sustained no injuries.
For his part, Crowe was grateful for the assistance, Tweeting at 1:30 a.m.
Sunday morning, "Thanks to Seth and the boys from the US Coast Guard for guiding the way...4 hrs 30 mins, 7m(11.2km)."
And he later expounded
, writing, "We knew where exactly where we were, paddling around from csh into wind, we ran out of day. Grand adventure eh."