A British woman has survived for 10 hours in the sea off the coast of Croatia after falling from the back of a cruise ship.
The 46-year-old was alone and 60 miles from shore when she was rescued and taken to hospital. Details of her remarkable survival are still emerging – but what could help you stay alive in a similar situation?
There were several lucky factors in this case which helped the survivor, Kay Longstaff.
Sea survival instructor Simon Jinks says she could have sunk three or four metres beneath the water’s surface after the initial fall and was fortunate not to be pulled under the ship.