Cruises are one of the most fun vacations someone can go on. You have great food, a ton of fun activities and things to do on the ship, traveling to different exotic places and spending the day at the port, and spend days at a time relaxing at the pool.
But, Kay Longstaff from the U.K. had quite a different experience.
She fell from the Norwegian Star Cruise Ship and spent more than ten hours floating in the Adriatic Sea.
The ship was en route to Venice, Italy. Longstaff, 46, fell off the back of the ship around 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, 45 miles from the coast of Croatia.
People on the ship conducted a full-fledged search mission in the surrounding areas of where she fell, but couldn't find anything. Croatian Coast Guard was alerted someone went overboard, and their search started at 2:17 a.m. Some 10 hours later she was spotted, rescued and rushed to the hospital in Pula, Croatia.
Lovro Orešković, captain of the ship that came to her rescue, said the crew spotted her immediately:
"Luckily for her we saw her immediately because she raised and waved her hands when she saw us."