British woman rescued 10 hours after falling off cruise ship in Croatia

Elias Hubbard
August 20, 2018

A British woman has been rescued after spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night having fallen from a cruise ship, according to Croatia's coastguard. "So these wonderful guys rescued me".

She said she had fallen off the back of the vessel and was "very lucky to be alive".

The cruise line's website says the Norwegian Star was "recently refurbished" and features "15 delicious dining options, 10 bars and lounges, a sprawling spa" and an "always exciting casino".

There has been no explanation yet of what caused the woman to fall overboard. however, the British Embassy in Croatia is investigating the incident.

A search was quickly launched and the Croatian Coast Guard patrol ship "Cavtat" and an airplane PC-9 were engaged.

She was pulled out from the sea and given medical help, before being taken to a hospital in nearby Pula.

A woman on a Norwegian Cruise Line ship got way more exposure to the ocean than she intended, but lived to tell the tale.

He added: "We were extremely happy for saving a human life".

The 46-year-old woman, who only gave her name as Kay, fell into the Adriatic Sea, about 60 miles from the shore, at about midnight on Saturday.

"We are pleased to advise that the guest was found alive and is now in a stable condition", a statement from the cruise liner announced on Sunday.

The Norwegian Star arrived in its port in Venice, Italy, Sunday afternoon - without the woman - and departed for its next stop 2 1/2 hours later.

"The ship will be delayed on her return to Venice".

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