A British woman who fell off the back of a cruise ship has been rescued off the coast of Croatia after spending 10 hours adrift.
The woman was plucked from the Adriatic Sea by a Croatian rescue ship Sunday morning after falling from the Norwegian Star late Saturday, Croatia's coast guard said.
"We were extremely happy for saving a human life," rescue ship captain Lovro Oreskovic said.
The woman, identified by The Telegraph only as a 46-year-old named Kay, expressed gratitude to her rescuers for saving her life.
"I fell off the back of the Norwegian Star and I was in the water for 10 hours," she told local outlet HRT. "These wonderful guys rescued me. I am very lucky to be alive."
She was taken to a hospital in the nearby town of Pula, Croatia, and the circumstances surrounding the fall are currently under investigation.
Norwegian Cruise Line confirmed the incident in a statement to the Daily News, and said the ship was bound for Venice when the woman fell.
"We are pleased to advise that the guest was found alive, is currently in stable condition, and has been taken ashore in Croatia for further treatment," the statement read. "We are very happy that the individual, who is a UK resident, is now safe and will soon be reunited with friends and family."
The Norwegian Star is a 965-ft liner that holds more than 2,000 guests. It was built in 2001, and refurbished in 2018.
With Wire News Services ___
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