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How Singing and Yoga Saved a Woman Lost at Sea

Cruise ships aren’t for everyone. While floating away from the stresses of daily life on a ship of luxury sounds nice, the isolation in the open sea can cause a heavy anxiety in people. What if you fell off and no one noticed? Well for one British woman, that fear was a reality.

Kay Longstaff, age 46, spend 10 hours drifting at sea after falling off of a Norwegian Star cruise ship on Saturday, August 19. She had fallen off deck an intimidating 60 miles off of the coast of Croatia. She had survived overnight until she was recused by a Croatian rescue boat, which she claims singing and yoga helped her survive.

“She said the fact that she practices yoga helped her as she was fit. And she said she was singing to not feel cold in the sea overnight,” stated one of the rescuers present at the scene.

While the cruise line hasn’t remarked on how the event happened, they said that they’re happy she was found safe and sound.

This goes to show that even normal daily practices can come in handy when met with an unexpected, life or death scenario. Check out our survival section, maybe you’ll find a new daily habit to start that would save your life one day.

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