Monday, 18 May 2015

British holidaymaker, 64, drowns in Dubrovnik

British holidaymaker, 64, drowns in Dubrovnik after falling off luxury cruise ship in the early hours of the morning


  • The tragedy happened in the early hours of Sunday morning 
  • Crew members on ship The Emanuel saw the woman falling overboard
  • They pulled her to the shore but medics were unable to save her.
A British holidaymaker has drowned after falling off a tourist ship - The Emanuel (pictured) - in the ancient picture postcard city of Dubrovnik in southern Croatia


A British holidaymaker has drowned after falling off a tourist ship in the ancient picture postcard city of Dubrovnik in southern Croatia.

Crew members who spotted the woman falling overboard dived into the water and pulled the 64-year-old to the shore, but despite the fact that medics were quickly on the scene, they were unable to save her.

The tragedy happened in the early hours of Sunday morning while the boat, The Emanuel, was moored in the port of Gruz in Dubrovnik.


The mini cruise ship was recently refurbished as well as upgraded. It now has 18 cabins and seven crew offering two-day trips to tourists in the region.
A police spokesman said the woman had been fine before the incident. She was with her husband and friends enjoying a drink on deck when she fell.

An autopsy is due to be done today to find out the exact cause of the death.
Police have not yet named the woman as her relatives in the UK have not all been informed.