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Holidaymaker found 10 hours after falling from cruise ship

Holidaymaker found 10 hours after falling from cruise ship

The unnamed woman, aged 46, tumbled from the Norwegian Star, which was sailing from the port of Vargarola near Pula, Croatia.

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

They found her more than ten hours later and pulled her from the sea.

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

It remains uncertain how the woman ended up in the water.

A British woman on a cruise touring the Adriatic Sea fell into the water 60 miles off the coast of Croatia, apparently spending about 10 hours treading water before she was pulled into a rescue boat.

Lovro Oreskovic, captain of the rescue ship, said she was exhausted when she was found swimming the next morning.

"Norwegian Star will examine their CCTV cameras".

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

A statement from the Norwegian Cruise Line said a guest fell overboard while the ship was on its way to the Italian city of Venice.

'As soon as the report was made the ship began a search and notified the appropriate authorities. She declined to tell reporters how she fell off the Norwegian Star cruise ship or what happened in the moments just before.

The cruise line's website says the Norwegian Star was "recently refurbished" and features "15 delicious dining options, 10 bars and lounges, a sprawling spa" and an "always exciting casino".