British woman saved 10 hours after falling into Adriatic Sea

The woman fell from the Norwegian Star cruise ship. Pic Norwegian Cruise Line

The woman fell from the Norwegian Star cruise ship. Pic Norwegian Cruise Line

The unidentified woman was taken to a hospital in the town of Pula and is out of danger.

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

The woman, identified only as Kay, managed to stay afloat for 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea, long enough to be rescued by a Croatian cruise ship that scrambled into action upon getting a coast guard alert, per Sky News.

Speaking after her miraculous rescue the blonde British woman says 'I fell of the back of the Norwegian Star, and was in the water for ten hours.

The 46-year-old woman gave her name as Kay during a brief appearance on Croatian television before she was taken to an ambulance.

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The rescue vessel's captain, Lovro Oreskovic, said she was found on Sunday "exhausted", adding: "We were extremely happy for saving a human life".

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

The British Embassy in Croatia was informed and circumstances of the incident are being investigated, with the port and cruise liner all looking at their CCTV footage.

It said: "We are pleased to advise that the guest was found alive, is now in stable condition, and has been taken ashore in Croatia for further treatment".

"We are pleased to advise that the guest was found alive and is now in stable condition", the statement said.

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