“I’m very lucky to be alive,” she said as she got off the coastguard boat after being found.
A British woman was rescued after 10 hours lost in the Adriatic Sea, about 95 kilometres off the coast of Croatia. He had fallen into the water while travelling on the Norwegian Star cruise ship.
“I was at sea for 10 hours and these wonderful men rescued me,” said the 46-year-old survivor, who was taken to a hospital in the city of Pula, on the Istrian peninsula in northwestern Croatia. “I’m very lucky to be alive,” she told reporters after getting off the coastguard boat that helped her. It is out of danger.
The causes of the fall are still unknown.
The captain of the rescue vessel, Lovro Oreskovic, said Sunday they found her “exhausted” and added: “We are extremely happy to save a human life.”
The woman, who was not identified, fell off the ship on Saturday night when the ship was heading to Venice. Immediately they began the tasks to rescue it and finally, they found it the Sunday morning swimming near the place where the ship was.
The reasons why the fall occurred are still unknown. From the cruise company indicated that they are reviewing the security cameras to determine how the events occurred.
Source: La Vanguardia