The 'Gladiator' star and a friend paddled out to the waters off Long Island Saturday afternoon, but as darkness fell, the two ended up beaching their kayaks at a remote spot nearly 10 miles away from where they started.
They yelled for help, and eventually a US Coast Guard patrol heard their cries and picked them up at around 10 p.m.. They were then transported back to safety, reports contactmusic.com.
"He just needed a little bit of help, he just got a little lost. It wasn't really a rescue, really, more of just giving someone a lift," said Robert Swieciki, US Coast Guard Petty Officer.