British woman rescued 10 hours after falling from cruise ship

The woman had been on the Norwegian Star, and fell overboard 95km offshore while the vessel was returning to Venice.
The woman had been on the Norwegian Star, and fell overboard 95km offshore while the vessel was returning to Venice. Photo credit: Norwegian Star

A British woman has been rescued 10 hours after falling from a cruise ship into the sea off Croatia.

The woman had been on the Norwegian Star, and fell overboard 95km offshore while the vessel was returning to Venice just before midnight on Saturday (local time).

A rescue ship found her on Sunday morning still swimming near where she fell.

She was rushed to hospital with exhaustion, but wasn't seriously injured.

Rescue ship captain Lorvo Oreskovic said he and his crew were "extremely happy for saving a human life".

The circumstances are being investigated.

Last month a crew member on one of the company's other cruise liners was found alive in the ocean 22 hours after falling from the deck.

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