Spared from dinghy drift

Mercury (Hobart) - - WORLD -

GREECE’S coast­guard has res­cued a woman float­ing in a dinghy in the Aegean Sea for nearly two days.

The 47-year-old, who had been hol­i­day­ing on a boat near the Greek is­land of Fole­gan­dros, got into an in­flat­able boat about noon on Novem­ber 1 to fetch sup­plies. A day later, Greek au­thor­i­ties were alerted she was miss­ing. They found her about 74km south­west of Fole­gan­dros, near the is­land of Crete.

“I was blown away, blown away in my dinghy,” said the New Zealan­der, an ex­pe­ri­enced sailor. She said she ate lol­lies for a meal.

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