Published: Mon, August 20, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

United Kingdom woman rescued after falling from cruise ship in Croatia

United Kingdom woman rescued after falling from cruise ship in Croatia

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

She fell from the Norwegian Star cruise ship, about 60 miles (97km) off Croatia's coast shortly before midnight on Saturday as the vessel was making its way to Venice.

A British holidaymaker was pulled alive from the sea ten hours after she fell from a cruise ship off Croatia.

Speaking to media after getting off the rescue boat, Kay said she was "very lucky to be alive".

She identified herself as Kay from England, age 46.

A British cruise passenger was rescued after falling into the sea from a cruise ship off the coast of Croatia.

A spokeswoman for Norwegian Cruise Line confirmed she had gone overboard as the ship made its way to Venice.

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

He said that "we were extremely happy for saving a human life".

A Croatian rescue ship was scrambled and found her swimming not far from where she was believed to have fallen.

"We are pleased to advise that the guest was found alive, is now in stable condition", the cruise company said in an email to The Washington Post.

They said: 'We are very happy that the individual, who is a United Kingdom resident, is now safe and will soon be reunited with friends and family'.

The Norwegian Star is a 965-foot-long craft that can handle up to 2,348 guests.

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