A British cruise passenger was rescued after falling into the sea from a cruise ship off the coast of Croatia. (Coast Guard)
A British woman who was rescued 10 hours after the fall of a Norwegian Star cruise ship on Saturday, credits singing and yoga to help survive the ordeal.
Kay Longstaff, 46, spent a night in the Adriatic Sea after she plunged from the ship, 60 miles off the coast of Croatia. Officials at a Croatian rescue ship found in the former Virgin Atlantic crew member Sunday morning, swimming in the vicinity of where they fell.
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“I was in the water for 10 hours, so these beautiful boys saved me,” Longstaff told Croatia news service, HRT, according to Sky News. “I am very happy to live. I sat at the back of the deck.”
The rescue ship the captain, Lovro Oreskovic, also said the woman is “used up”, but the workers were very happy for the save of a lifetime.”
An unknown rescuer told The Sun that Longstaff credited her survival to yoga and singing.
“She said that the fact that they yoga helped her and she was fit. And she said that she was singing to not feel cold in the sea at night,” the rescuer told the news site.
David Radas, a spokesperson of the Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs, said surveillance video on the ship eventually helped rescuers locate Longstaff.
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It is unclear what led to Longstaff go overboard. Some passengers told The Sun that Longstaff and her partner was fighting for the incident. Others said alcohol was involved.
Officials are investigating the incident.
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