Woman rescued on Croatian island cannot remember her name or how she got there


(CNN) – A woman has been found in a remote part of a Croatian island with no memory of who she is or how she got there.

The woman, who is believed to be around 60, received medical assistance after being found on September 12 on the island of Krk in northern Croatia, according to a local police statement sent to CNN on Monday.

Police, who circulated a photo of the woman, said she was of average height and was around four feet tall, with shoulder-length blonde hair and blue eyes.

“She speaks English, but she cannot remember her identity,” police said. “She is currently in hospital and is in stable condition.”

Several people responded to a police call, but the identity of the woman remains a mystery.

The woman was spotted on shore by a man in a boat, who sounded the alarm, local media 24 Sata reported.

Fourteen members of the Croatian Mountain Rescue Service (HGSS) were able to reach her after driving and then walking a mile to where she was, officials said at the outlet.

“Down on the shore we found a woman with minor injuries, she also had a few scratches and was extremely dehydrated and emaciated. She could barely take a few sips of water,” 24 Sata said citing HGSS.

“We put her on a stretcher because she couldn’t walk and took her to hospital,” the mountain rescue service said.

The woman did not know where she came from or how she got to the island, HGSS added.

She had no papers or a cell phone with her, and there was no car nearby, the service told 24 Sata.

The outlet quoted locals who said the area where the woman was found was very rocky and virtually inaccessible by sea or on foot.

Krk is the largest of Croatia’s Adriatic Islands and a popular spot with visitors to the country.


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