Passenger Rescued After Falling From Norwegian Star

A woman who identified herself as Kay from England, is interviewed by local media in front of a Croatian Coast Guard vessel in the port in Pula, Croatia. // Photo by AP Photo, Newscred

Norwegian Cruise Line is cooperating with the authorities investigating an incident over the weekend in which a passenger on the Norwegian Star fell overboard, a cruise line spokesperson tells Travel Agent.

The guest fell overboard on the morning of August 19 while the ship was en route to Venice, Norwegian Cruise Line said.

“We are pleased to advise that the guest was found alive, remains in stable condition, and is being treated in Croatia,” the Norwegian Cruise Line spokesperson said. “We are very happy that the individual, who is a UK resident, is now safe and will soon be reunited with friends and family. We remain in contact with the guest and her family.”


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CBS News reports that the woman was in the water for 10 hours before being picked up by a Croatian rescue ship.

According to NPR, the woman, Kay Longstaff, was later released from the hospital Monday following treatment for hypothermia.

"I was in the water for 10 hours, so these wonderful guys rescued me," Longstaff, who is 46 years old, said in an interview with Croatian news service HRT, according to Sky News and NPR. "I am very lucky to be alive."

NPR reports that Longstaff most likely went overboard approximately 60 miles south of Pula. She went in the water at a quarter to midnight Saturday, and she was rescued at 10:30 a.m. Sunday (all times local).

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