Kushila Stein was found floating in the Aegean Sea 55 nautical miles north of Heraklion in Crete.
Kushila Stein was adrift in the Aegean Sea, southwest of the island Folegandros, when the Hellenic Coast Guard rescued her Sunday, authorities said.
Officer Giorgios Marietakis describes sailor Kushila Stein’s rescue after she lost an oar
On a rescue mission, Capt Giorgos Marietakis only ever has one rule: to tune into his senses and envision the person he is out to save. On Sunday, he put himself into what he imagined would be the mindset of Kushila Stein, a 45-year-old New Zealand woman lost at sea for close to three days.
“I had an image of her being hungry and thirsty,” he said. “I tried to get into her head and think of what she would...