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Old 15-08-2016, 17:03   #1
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Chinese Woman surives 38 hours in ocean

This was a good ending to a very bad situation. Spending a night floating in the ocean and being found by a fishing vessel. Not sure if it was two nights or not.



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Old 17-08-2016, 17:10   #2
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Re: Chinese Woman surives 38 hours in ocean

I was amazed to read that she survived. Apparently there are no sharks left in the South China Sea. I hope she realizes how lucky she is to have survived such an ordeal.
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She is not a woman, she is a siren!

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Re: Chinese Woman surives 38 hours in ocean

Great story!
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Old 17-08-2016, 20:10   #5
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I found an article that says she fell into the ocean at 9:00pm. That means she spend two nights in the dark and dangerous ocean without a life jacket.

38 hours is a long long time to tread water. And a long time not to get hypothermia, or having a shark find you bobbing in the water.

I calculate she spent 21 hours in the ocean in the dark which to me...would be very very scary.

Most people that fall from a cruiseship are nevef found.

It is for sure an amazing 'good ending' story.



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Re: Chinese Woman surives 38 hours in ocean

She's tougher than probably most of us. The mental fortitude required to avoid learned helplessness after that long and not give up is rare.
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She's tougher than probably most of us. The mental fortitude required to avoid learned helplessness after that long and not give up is rare.
Exactly.

Few of us can swim or float for more than one hour.

Even fewer can stand silence, loneliness and any form of pressure for more than a couple of hours, at best.

Our over protective civilisation creates softies.

Who knows, maybe that Chinese siren is some sort of an Asian 007. They say next Bond is going to be a girl.

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Re: Chinese Woman surives 38 hours in ocean

Fell or ..................pushed?

It is absolutely amazing that she had the luck and intestinal fortitude to be able to survive that kind of ordeal. Don't know if I could have done the same.
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Fell or ..................pushed?

It is absolutely amazing that she had the luck and intestinal fortitude to be able to survive that kind of ordeal. Don't know if I could have done the same.
Nah.....she said she leaned over too far and fell.. Here's the story...

Chinese tourist falls off cruise ship, survives 38 hours adrift at sea | Fox News
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I guess if you are going to fall over board the South China Sea may be the best ocean area to do so. Just saw a documentary about over fishing by China, Tiwain, Vietnam etc. The over fishing includes shark.

So there are in fact far fewer sharks in the South China Sea.

The number one killer is hypothermia so the South China Sea must be nice and warm.

There was a faimly of 4 that was lost in the Gulf of Mexico off the St. Pete area just about a month ago. They did not find anyone alive. They did find a girl wearing a life vest after a few days. Way more than 38 hours. They did not report what the cause of death was. That water should have been warm enough to survive I would have thought.

Just shows a combination of toughness and luck in the right ocean the right person can survive 38 hours.



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I wonder how far offshore was the ship when she went overboard?..... Shanghai to Korea would have a lot of coasting. She said she swam away from large ships, so must have seen a lot of traffic.
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