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Greece rescues tourist Drifting at Aegean Sea for 2 days

Greece has rescued a 47-year old girl drifting in a rubber dinghy at the Aegean Sea for almost two weeks, coast guard officials said Tuesday.

A day after, Greek police were alarmed that she had been missing.

They found her at the ship on Sunday morning some 40 nautical miles south of Folegandros, near the island of Crete. Seven coastguard boats, three personal ships, a plane, and a helicopter have been involved in the research performance.

“I had been blown away, ignored in my dinghy,” she stated as she disembarked a coastguard boat in the port of Iraklion, on Crete, where she received medical attention as a precaution.

While out at sea she depended on candies to get a meal, a coast guard official told Reuters without revealing her identity or additional particulars. Local press reported that she’s a seasoned sailor from New Zealand.