A 32-year-old Chinese woman miraculously survived death at sea on August 12, 2016, after staying afloat with nothing for 38 hours.
The woman was luckily saved by a fisherman on a fishing boat off the coast of Shanghai on Friday, Zhoushan Daily reports.
Reports confirm that the young woman named Fan accidentally slipped from a cruise ship en route Japan’s Fukuoka to Shanghai at around 9 p.m. on August 10.
Fan [the survivor] was said to be in good health despite the cold weather at sea. She only sustained minor injuries from jellyfish stings and has blisters from sunburn on her arms.
The survivor’s father said they were on a four-day voyage to Japan and Korea when the incident occurred.
According to the man, it took quite a while before they realized Fan was missing, so they raised alarm. After the coast guards were alerted, they said she could have fallen into the sea since she was nowhere to be found.
The coast guards concluded there was no way she could survive the fall and hang on to life for that long, but little did they know Fan is a good swimmer.
She managed to stay afloat in the water until a fisherman rescued her 38 hours later.
The woman was taken to a hospital for medical check-ups and doctors gave her a clean bill of health.