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World Woman Gets Lost at Sea on Rubber Dinghy for Two Days, Survives on Boiled Sweets

14:10  05 november  2019
14:10  05 november  2019 Source:   newsweek.com

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A tourist survived for two days adrift at sea in a dinghy near Greece by snacking on boiled sweets , reports say. Kushila Stein, 45, from New Zealand, was rescued from the During her 37-hour ordeal Ms Stein reportedly rationed a "handful of boiled lollies" and wrapped herself in plastic bags for warmth.

A tourist survived two days at sea by eating boiled sweets after her dinghy swept away from a holiday island. Kushila Stein, 47, drifted 26 miles from She sailor survived despite having no drinking water by rationing the few boiled lollies she had in her bag while wrapping herself in plastic bags to

A woman who was left stranded in a rubber dinghy for nearly 40 hours in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Crete wrote the name and phone number of her mother just in case she perished at sea.

a group of people sitting on top of a sandy beach: The island of Folegandros, in Greece. A New Zealand woman went missing for three days after her dinghy went missing off the island last week. She said she managed to survive on boiled sweets.© Christian Marquardt/Getty Images The island of Folegandros, in Greece. A New Zealand woman went missing for three days after her dinghy went missing off the island last week. She said she managed to survive on boiled sweets.

Kushila Stein, 47, from Warkworth, New Zealand, was helping transport a yacht from southern Turkey to Athens when she decided to take a dinghy ashore while it was anchored off the island of Folegandros last Friday, the New Zealand Herald reported.

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SWEET RELIEF. She had been making her way back to a yacht in the Aegean Sea when one of her oars went overboard and she lost control of the dinghy . She was spotted by a coastguard 50 miles north of Crete yesterday after 40 hours at sea with no fresh water.

An experienced sailor survived two days at sea on an inflatable dinghy after losing her oar and drifting more than 110km off the coast of a Greek She wrapped herself in plastic bags to stay warm, and survived without drinking water by snacking on a 'handful of boiled sweets ' during her two

She messaged the yacht's skipper, named only as Mike, to tell him she was returning to the Rival 34 sailboat but when she did not arrive within a few hours, he got worried and called police.

It turned out that she had lost control of the dinghy after an oar went overboard and strong winds pushed her out to sea.

Drawing on skills from her experience as a sailor, she used plastic bags to keep warm and relied on the sustenance of a packet of boiled sweets in her day pack.

She tried to alert overhead planes by pointing a mirror towards the sun, hoping that they would catch sight of the reflection.

An underwater drone, helicopter and six coastguard vessels were deployed and when she was finally picked up, she was 55 nautical miles of Heraklion and 23 nautical miles south of Folegandros.

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A tourist survived two days at sea by eating boiled sweets after her dinghy swept away from a holiday island. An experienced sailor survived two days at sea on an inflatable dinghy after losing her oar and drifting more than Missing New Zealand woman , 47, survives two days lost at sea in.

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 She told her mum she had initially had some concerns about trying to row the dinghy back to the yacht

She was then taken to ­Heraklion, on Crete, and treated for dehydration and is expected to make a full recovery.

Her mother, Wendy Stein, who spoke to her daughter after the ordeal, told Stuff her first words were: "I still have one lolly left, mum."

"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.

"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," she added.

In September, crew aboard the cruise ship Pacific Dawn rescued three men who had abandoned their yacht after it took on water and were left drifting on a life raft off the coast of New Caledonia, in the South Pacific.

Ben Johnson, one of the three seafarers, told The Australian about his relief when the P&O vessel dispatched a rescue boat.

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Survives off boiled sweets . A New Zealand woman has survived two days at sea on an inflatable dinghy after losing her oar and drifting more than The Kiwi national wrapped herself in plastic bags to stay warm, and survived without drinking water by snacking on a ‘handful of boiled sweets ’ during

A New Zealand woman was found alive off the coast of Greece on Sunday after spending two days Kushila Stein, 47, was rescued 23 miles south of the Greek island of Folegandros after being lost at But as she rowed the dinghy back, an oar fell overboard and strong winds blew her off course, her

"Oh my god, it was just emotion... I was so grateful," he told the paper.

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