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World Kiwi tourist found floating in inflatable dinghy off Crete

03:15  04 november  2019
03:15  04 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Kiwi woman took the dinghy to go shopping on Greek island and never returned. She was found drifting at sea days later. The 47-year-old was on a sailing holiday with her husband when she took the dinghy of their catamaran to go shopping on the island of Folegandros last Friday, according to

A TERRIFIED tourist has been rescued in Crete after floating for 21 hours on the open sea on an inflatable sunbed being swept away by a strong current. She was found seven miles off the coast of Rethymno on the Greek holiday isle of CreteCredit: East2west News. She floated through one night.

She spent 48 hours floating alone on the ocean.© A News She spent 48 hours floating alone on the ocean.

A New Zealand woman who went missing while on holiday in the Greek Islands has been found days later at sea in an inflatable dinghy, far from where she was lost.

After being rescued on Sunday (local time), she was exhausted and was transferred to a hospital as soon as the boat landed at the city of Heraklion on Crete, according to the Greek Reporter.

She was reportedly found in the middle of the Aegean Sea, 55 nautical miles north of Crete.

The unnamed woman - aged 45 according to some news reports and 47 by another - reportedly went missing on Friday (local time) after shopping on Folegandros island.

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She was using the motorless inflatable dinghy to get back to a catamaran yacht she and her husband were travelling around the islands on, when wind apparently made her small vessel uncontrollable and she drifted off.

"Yeah I was blown away, blown away in my dinghy," she says in a video posted to YouTube account newsittv.

Greece's The National Herald reports that the search for the woman included four coast guard patrol boats and land forces on the islands of Santorini, Ios, Naxos, Folegandros and Milos, as well as three private boats and a Navy helicopter.

The report says additional craft from Hania, Rethymno, and Heraklion joined the search operation in the morning of Sunday (local time).

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