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British air stewardess who fell off cruise ship says yoga and singing helped her survive 10 hours in sea

British air stewardess who fell off cruise ship says yoga and singing helped her survive 10 hours in seaA British air stewardess who fell from the back of a cruise ship has said her yoga fitness and singing helped her to survive 10 hours in the sea. Kay Longstaff, 46, was pulled from the Adriatic Sea on Sunday morning, having plunged from the Norwegian Star as it sailed 60 miles off the Croatian coast on Saturday. The tourist said she is "lucky to be alive" and thanked her "wonderful" rescuers as she was taken to a hospital in the Croatian town of Pula. Rescuers said Ms Longstaff, believed to be a former Virgin Atlantic cabin crew member who now works on private planes, was exhausted but she had recovered by the time they took her ashore. "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," an unnamed rescuer told The Sun. Kay Longstaff is escorted by rescuers from a Croatian Coast Guard vessel Credit: AP Ms Longstaff was found swimming less than a mile from the point where she disappeared from the Norwegian Star as it made its way to Venice.  She looked relaxed and happy, wearing a T-shirt tied in a knot and blue denim shorts as she reached the Croatian city of Pula on Sunday morning. Kay Longstaff appeared relaxed and happy as she reached the Croatian city of Pula Credit: STR/AFP  It is not clear how Ms Longstaff came to be in the water, but said she "fell off the back" of the ship.  She told waiting reporters: "I fell off the back of the Norwegian Star and I was in the water for about 10 hours. These wonderful guys rescued me." Ms Longstaff said she was sitting at the back of the deck before the incident happened, adding: "I am very lucky to be alive".  Kay Longstaff climbs a ladder unaided after spending ten hours in the sea She is helped aboard the Croatian Coast Guard ship Cavtat  The moment Kay Longstaff is taken to safety by members of the Croatian Coast Guard  She is believed to have fallen into the Adriatic from the seventh deck of the 965ft cruise liner just before midnight on Saturday around 60 miles south of Pula.  The ship alerted the authorities who dispatched the Croatian Coast Guard patrol ship Cavtat and a PC-9 search plane to search for her throughout the night. Three other ships were also involved.  She was eventually found at around 9.30am on Sunday swimming less than a mile from where she disappeared. The rescue ship's captain Lovro Oreskovic said: "The British woman was exhausted when we pulled her out of the water. "We were extremely happy for saving a human life." Kay Longstaff, a British air hostess, was on holiday on a Greek island tour Credit: Twitter Mr Oreskovic said he was proud of his crew, particularly rescue swimmer Lieutenant Colonel Marina Delić who had pulled her from the water.  It is understood that Ms Longstaff has now been released from hospital and is due to be reunited with her family.  Ms Longstaff is believed to now live on the Costa del Sol, in southern Spain. Kay Longstaff is an air hostess believed to now work on private planes Credit: Facebook David Radas, a spokesman from Croatian Ministry of Maritime Affairs, told The Telegraph: "After they found her the rescued woman was not injured, just exhausted, hypothermical and in shock.  "When they reached the coast she felt pretty much recovered. That was also confirmed the hospital staff after they conducted preliminary health check." He said that by checking CCTV rescuers knew the exact moment Ms Longstaff fell in the water. Mr Radas said: "Because they knew the time, they were able to know the exact position of the ship." Kay Longstaff is pictured with her rescuers from the Croatian Coast Guard A Norwegian Star spokeswoman said: "We are pleased to advise that the guest was found alive, is currently in stable condition, and has been taken ashore in Croatia for further treatment.  "We are very happy that the individual, who is a UK resident, is now safe and will soon be reunited with friends and family." An official at the hospital where she was taken confirmed: "The British woman was brought to the hospital and her life is not endangered." Staff at the cruise liner are said to be examining the CCTV cameras to try an establish exactly what happened to the woman.  British woman rescued from Adriatic Sea The Norwegian Star was sailing from Vargarola to Venice when the incident happened. The ship had been on a seven-night Greek Island tour which began in Venice and stopped in Kotor in Montenegro and several ports in Greece.  It returned to Venice around five hours late, with passengers waiting to board complaining of the delay.  The ship has recently been refurbished and boasts on board 15 restaurants, 10 bars, a spa and a casino.  It is understood that the Foreign Office has been informed of the incident.  The Norwegian Star cruise ship had recently been refurbished Credit: Danita Delimont/Alamy Experts say that more than 300 people have fallen overboard on cruises since 2000.



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The fiery £2,000 bottle of liquor that helped charm Kim Jong-un

The fiery £2,000 bottle of liquor that helped charm Kim Jong-unNorth Korean leader Kim Jong-un was treated to the most expensive tipple in Xi Jinping's drinks cabinet during their historic meeting  - a £2,200 bottle of 53 percent liquor which the Chinese president rarely opens for foreign guests. Mr Xi, whose signature domestic policy is a war on corruption and excess among free-spending officials, was pictured with a giggling Kim drinking a fiery grain alcoholic beverage known as baijiu during the pair's summit in Beijing earlier this week. An expert in the beverage – which is hugely popular in China and produced by the world's biggest distiller by market value, Kweichow Moutai – said the bottle would have cost at least 20,000 yuan (£2,260). "I have rarely seen this type of Moutai at official banquets," said Kan Yuanbin, who runs Zenpintang, a large Moutai retailer in China's south-eastern Jiangxi province. "It is a 2003 product and very special. When Xi previously welcomed foreign guests, they usually only drank Moutai bottles worth about 4,000 yuan (£450) that were produced in 2015 or 2016," he told The Telegraph. The bottle of luxury 2003 vintage Kweichow Moutai at the Kim-Xi dinner, left, and an earlier version Credit: KCNA Mr Xi treated the young North Korean leader to a welcome banquet at Beijing's Mao-era Great Hall of the People, and also a luncheon the following day at the Diaoyutai Guest House. The bottle of Moutai drank by the pair, which is known as Aizui Moutai, would not be available to ordinary Chinese consumers, Mr Kan said. Luxury Moutai bottles which are on sale on the Chinese internet for affordable prices are often fakes, he added. Baijiu is popular among affluent Chinese, and it is often offered to foreign guests at banquets. Employees arrange bottles of Moutai baijiu at the Kweichow Moutai Co. factory in the town of Maotai in Renhuai Credit: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg The clear drink has a distinctive strong taste and a pungent smell which some say is similar to paint stripper. Previous foreign guests to be offered Moutai by Chinese leaders include Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, who drank it during a state banquet for their landmark visit to China in 1972. Mr Xi and Mr Kim were also pictured drinking wine during a summit which observers said helped put the Chinese president back in the driving seat in dealing with Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program. Kim is set to meet South Korean leader Moon Jae-in next month before holding talks with US president Donald Trump. President Xi Jinping and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un raising their glasses at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Credit: KCNA/AFP Experts believed the sudden elevation of Mr Kim as a 'statesman' had left Mr Xi in an awkward position, on the sidelines of crucial talks which could shape the future of north-east Asia. While the expensive drinks he offered his distinguished guest might have helped get him back in the diplomatic fray, anti-corruption agencies in China would frown upon such generosity being replicated across China. Expensive tastes have been targeted by authorities since Mr Xi launched his war on graft when he assumed power five years ago. Additional reporting by Christine Wei



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