10 hours in Adriatic Sea. Is she ready to survive?

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10 hours in Adriatic Sea. Is she ready to survive?

Post by Seeego » Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:48 am

British woman survives 10 hours in Adriatic Sea. What a feat of endurance and survival. I struggle to tred water for a coupe of hours in a swimming pool never mind at sea in the dark!
A British woman has been rescued after spending 10 hours in the Adriatic Sea at night having fallen from a cruise ship, according to Croatia’s coastguard.

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

She fell from the Norwegian Star cruise ship, about 60 miles (97km) off Croatia’s coast shortly before midnight on Saturday as the vessel was making its way to Venice.

A Croatian rescue ship was scrambled and found the woman on Sunday morning swimming not far from where she was believed to have fallen.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/ ... CMP=twt_gu

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Re: 10 hours in Adriatic Sea. Is she ready to survive?

Post by Stercutus » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:18 am

Don't drink and wander around a cruise ship at night?


If you know proper water survival techniques such as making flotation devices out of your clothes then being out there for a night is not a huge deal for a young healthy person. After that you start running in to dehydration issues.
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Re: 10 hours in Adriatic Sea. Is she ready to survive?

Post by MPMalloy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:14 am

Stercutus wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:18 am
If you know proper water survival techniques such as making flotation devices out of your clothes
I remember that.

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Re: 10 hours in Adriatic Sea. Is she ready to survive?

Post by Zed Hunter » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:12 am

Fat floats. Especially in salt water. Was she slightly over weight?

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