Actor Russell Crowe is known for playing the action hero in many of his blockbuster films. But Crowe needed a real life hero of his own this weekend.

He lost his way while kayaking with a friend in the waters off Long Island, New York Saturday night. 

Luckily Coast Guard personnel out on a routine patrol heard their cries for help.

The pair hitched a ride back to dry land with the crew.

Later Crowe tweeted he was never lost...but instead just ran out of daylight.