PULA, Croatia — A British lady was rescued Sunday after falling from a cruise ship and spending 10 hours within the Adriatic Sea at night time, Croatia’s coast guard mentioned. The unidentified lady was taken to a hospital within the city of Pula and is out of hazard.
She fell from the Norwegian Star cruise ship, about 95 kilometers off Croatia’s coast shortly earlier than midnight Saturday.
A Croatian rescue ship was scrambled and located her swimming Sunday morning not removed from the place she was believed to have fallen.
“I fell off the again of the Norwegian Star and I used to be within the water for 10 hours, so these great guys rescued me,” she advised Croatia’s state HRT tv because the rescue ship arrived at a dock, with out explaining how she fell overboard.
She advised reporters she was “very fortunate to be alive,” BBC Information experiences.
She recognized herself as Kay from England, age 46.
The ship’s captain, Lovro Oreskovic, mentioned that she was exhausted.
“We have been extraordinarily blissful for saving a human life,” he mentioned.
The circumstances of the incident have been being investigated and the British Embassy in Croatia was knowledgeable.
An announcement from the Norwegian Cruise Line mentioned a visitor fell overboard whereas the ship was on its solution to Venice, Italy.
“We’re happy to advise that the visitor was discovered alive and is presently in secure situation,” the assertion mentioned.
Final month, aafter going overboard and apparently treading water for some 22 hours.
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