UK woman rescued after falling from cruise ship in Croatia

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The circumstances of the incident were being investigated and the British Embassy in Croatia was informed.

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

David Radas, the spokesman from Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs said: "It is still not confirmed whether the British woman has fallen off or jumped from the cruising ship".

"The ship will be delayed on her return to Venice".

"These wonderful guys rescued me", she said speaking to media once safely ashore, according to The Sun.

"A report was made that a guest aboard Norwegian Star had gone overboard while the ship was returning to Venice", a spokesperson for the cruise liner told The Independent.

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"The Coast Guard was notified and a search and rescue operation ensued". Around 9:40 p.m., they spotted her in the sea.

Photos of the rescue showed the woman climbing into the gray military craft and, later, walking unaided.

The unidentified woman has been taken to a hospital in Pula in Croatia and is understood to be out of danger.

The rescue ship's captain, Lovro Oreskovic, said that the woman was exhausted.

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

"Norwegian Star will examine their CCTV cameras".

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