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US News Woman, 47, survives two days floating in dinghy by eating boiled sweets

15:00  04 november  2019
15:00  04 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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A woman survived two days at sea in a small dinghy by eating boiled sweets after losing an oar near a Greek island. Kushila Stein, 47 , was found 26 miles (43km) south of the island of Folegandros in the Aegean Sea on Sunday. With no drinking water and chilly nights, she survived on a handful of

The 47 -year-old Warkworth woman , who was recently rescued after two days adrift in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Crete, was helping a British man transport his yacht from southern Turkey to Athens when she decided to take the dinghy to the Greek island of Folegandros to stretch her legs, her

Kushila Stein, 47,  was rescued by the Hellenic Coast Guard after two days. Pic: Hellenic Coast Guard © Other Kushila Stein, 47, was rescued by the Hellenic Coast Guard after two days. Pic: Hellenic Coast Guard A woman survived two days at sea in a small dinghy by eating boiled sweets after losing an oar near a Greek island.

Kushila Stein, 47, was found 26 miles (43km) south of the island of Folegandros in the Aegean Sea on Sunday.

With no drinking water and chilly nights, she survived on a handful of boiled sweets and wrapped herself in plastic bags.

The experienced offshore sailor, from Warkworth, New Zealand, had been helping a British man, Mike, take his yacht from southern Turkey to Athens, her mother Wendy Stein told Stuff.co.nz.

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Tourist survives two days at sea on an inflatable dinghy after losing her oar and drifting 110kms off A New Zealand tourist has been found floating in a dinghy near a Greek island The woman , 45, went missing two days earlier after leaving to go shopping

The woman spent almost two days at sea. Credit: Hellenic coastguard. Little did he know, that Stein had lost an oar and was blown miles off course with nothing but a handful of boiled sweets to live She told her mum she had initially had some concerns about trying to row the dinghy back to the

She took the dinghy from the yacht to Folegandros to stretch her legs on Friday morning and texted the skipper to say she was about to head back to his boat which was moored just off the island.

a small boat in a body of water with Tilos in the background: Ms Stein was trying to get back to the boat moored off Folegandros in the Aegean Sea. File pic © Getty Ms Stein was trying to get back to the boat moored off Folegandros in the Aegean Sea. File pic

Two hours later she had not appeared, but he thought she had decided to stay onshore longer and went to bed.

When Ms Stein and the dinghy were still not back at 5am on Saturday he began to search for her and then called the police.

By that time she had been at sea for about 12 hours after the dinghy's oar went overboard and she found herself drifting out into the Aegean.

The Hellenic Coast Guard said it sent out seven patrol vessels and a search and rescue aircraft, while three private vessels helped, and a Greek navy helicopter.

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A tourist survived three days at sea in a dinghy as she drifted more than 160km. A tourist trying to get back to her husband’s yacht has spent three days drifting at sea after getting swept away in the Aegean Sea.

An experienced sailor survived two days at sea on an inflatable dinghy after losing her oar and drifting over 110 kilometres off the coast of a Greek island. New Zealand woman Kushila Stein, 45, was found floating on the dinghy in the middle of the Aegean Sea, 110 kilometres north of Heraklion in

They eventually found her at 4am on Sunday, floating in the dinghy in between Folegandros and Crete but in "good health", the coastguard said.

She was taken to hospital for treatment.

Ms Stein's mother said she used the survival skills she learned as an offshore sailor and wrapped herself in three plastic bags, while rationing the handful of boiled sweet she had in her backpack.

Whenever a plane flew overhead she pointed a mirror towards the sun, hoping to attract attention.

"She also told me she wrote down my name and number and attached to the dinghy so they would know who to contact if they found her and she was dead," her mother said.

"She told me: 'I did everything I could to survive.'

"She has been trained in sea survival so is quite competent. I think that might have saved her life."

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