Jennifer Garner and her daughter Violet had to be rescued when they got lost at sea during a recent holiday to Sweden.
The 46-year-old actress took to Instagram on Monday to reveal that she and her eldest daughter, who she shares with ex-husband Ben Affleck, ran into some navigation issues while enjoying a kayaking trip in the country’s capital, Stockholm.
Sharing a snap of herself paddling in a small canoe with the 12-year-old as the sun sets in the background, the 13 Going on 30 star confessed that the eventful holiday activity had resulted in the pair floating into a shipping lane and being rescued by a local guide.
“On a pre-middle-school sneak away with my eldest” Did I get us lost in a kayak? Yes. Did we paddle as hard as we could for 100 hours and end up in a shipping lane? I’m afraid so,” quipped the mother-of-three, who also shares nine-year-old daughter Seraphina and six-year-old son Samuel with the Good Will Hunting actor.
“Did we have to be rescued? Yup. #thesunsetwasabigupside #shenevercomplained #thankyoumattias #welovedyousweden” the actress added, praising a local guide called Mattias who helped them out of trouble.
Jennifer reiterated her thanks to her rescuer on her Instagram Stories a couple of hours later, sharing a smiling photo of herself and Mattias and adding the caption: “If you’ve seen my post today” This is Mattias! Our savior! Thank you, @bipsterpersson!”
The actress could be attempting to gain some real-life experience for her upcoming role in Camping, an HBO comedy series about trips in the great outdoors going awry – Jennifer’s first TV role since her spy thriller Alias.
According to People, Camping follows a married couple on “a meticulously planned outdoor trip” that’s “derailed by uninvited guests and forces of nature, turning the weekend into a test of marriage and friendships”.
The show, an adaptation of a British series by the same name, was created by Lena Dunham and Jennifer Konner and will air in 2019.