The British woman who plunged off the back of a cruise ship has said she "just wants to go home" after reuniting with her boyfriend following her ordeal.
Passenger Kay Longstaff, 46, ‘tumbled’ off the back of the Norwegian Star on Saturday, while cruising 60 miles off the Croatian coast en route to Venice.
Air hostess Kay then survived 10 hours adrift in the Adriatic Sea, claiming yoga and singing helped her stay alive.
Kay said her love of yoga kept her fit enough to keep swimming and said she sang to keep warm as she drifted throughout the night.
Now safe and back on dry land, Kay is said to have had an "emotional and full of love" reunion with her boyfriend Craig Rayment, according to The Sun.
Hospital director, Irena Hrstic, told the newspaper that Kay said: "It has happened, what has happened and I want to come home as soon as possible."
It comes after reports she "may have jumped after a row with boyfriend".
Croatian officials say CCTV images show Kay was alone at the time of the incident at 11.45pm on Saturday, 60 miles off the coast.
Her partner Craig was said to be in bed when the drama unfolded.
The electrician reported her missing at 2am, several hours after she vanished.
Kay claimed she fell from the seventh deck of the 294m liner but other tourists have insisted it would have been “impossible” to accidentally slip over the chest-high railings surrounding the decks.
American Eddie Palladino, 60, who was on the cruise with his wife and two children, told The Mirror: “We were woken up by alarm bells going off and then there was an announcement from the captain.
“He said: ‘I’m calling to alert you now that we have a reported jumper off the ship and we’re now in a search and rescue mission.’
“He didn’t say anything about an accident and called her a ‘jumper’.
"The railings right across the ship are very high. I’m 6ft tall and would have to climb up to get over them. She didn’t fall by accident. Her shirt was found on the deck. I’m happy she survived… it’s a miracle.”
Kay was rescued by the Croatian Coast Guard patrol ship, Cavat, and the captain, Lovro Oreskovic, said she had been worried about paying for the rescue effort.
He told local newspaper Jutarnji List: "She told us it was the last day of her three weeks holidays. We warmed her up, gave her first aid, she took some water, then a soup, an isotonic drunk and a pudding before she fell asleep.
"Before that she asked whether she would need to pay for the expenses of the search. But we calmed her down."
Her father Ron Longstaff said today he has been watching the news about the bizarre incident while trying to understand what happened onboard.
Asked about whether his daughter had been going through a distressing period recently, Mr Longstaff said: "That’s rubbish. I was sitting in the sun with her a few weeks ago."
Speaking on the doorstep of his home in Kenilworth, Warwickshire, he added: "I’m watching the news and trying to get to the bottom of what happened."
Following her rescue, Ms Longstaff said she felt "very lucky" to have survived the ordeal and thanked her "wonderful" rescuers as she was taken to a hospital in the Croatian town of Pula.
She told Croatian news channel HRT: "I fell off the back of the Norwegian Star and I was in the water for 10 hours, so these wonderful guys rescued me."
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Ms Longstaff added: "I am very lucky to be alive. I was sitting at the back of the deck."
Meanwhile, an Italian source told The Sun that police have looked at the CCTV footage and are satisfied that "there was no foul play involved".
Norwegian Cruise Line refused to comment on claims their captain described Kay as a reported “jumper”.
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