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Slovak patrol saves Russian wife lost at sea for 21 hours on a lilo

A Slovak patrol plane saved the life of a Russian woman who had spent almost 24 hours drifting seven miles out to sea off the Greek coast on a plastic lilo.

The patrol checking for illegal aliens  for the European Border and Coast Guard Agency,  Frontex, was despatched to search for the woman off Rethymno, Crete.

Russian medic Olga Kuldo, aged 55, from Zelenograd, near Moscow, was staying with her husband Oleg, aged 59, and daughter Yulia, aged 28, at  Rethymno on the north of the Greek island.

They alerted rescuers after she failed to return to her hotel room after a late afternoon swim.

Incredibly, Olga floated through one night and into the next day. But she was fried alive by the hot sun and needed hospital treatment for exposure and resulting heart problems

In an official statement the Slovak crew only said: “At 10.40 our aircraft located the missing person, floating on an air mattress, nine nautical miles from Rethymno and one nautical mile from the coastline close to Lavris.

“A Hellenic Coast Guard vessel was dispatched and rescued the 55 year old female who had been in the sea for about 20 hours. ”

But it was 21 hours later that she was spotted from the air after a huge boat and jet-ski search failed to locate her.

A rescue vessel brought her back to shore and she was rushed to hospital with “heart problems” and “hypothermia” after suffering from exposure and sun stroke.Her relieved daughter Yulia, 28, a TV producer, posted on social media: “Miracles happen.”

She said her mother, an ultrasound diagnostics doctor, had been “burned to ashes” by the daytime sun before the EU Frontex agency plane spotted her.

A local report on the island said she was on her subbed “when she was carried away to the open sea so she could not be seen from the beach”.

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Man of the Mountains – Jesse takes his Lion’s share of Cup victory!

Wat-er success for Jesse Lingard’s Man U training in the mountains!

Harry Kane might have scored the hat-trick as England got their best-ever World Cup win … but staff at the greenest hotel in the world also had a sense of pride as the score was revealed.

The 6-1 trouncing of Panama at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium put the Three Lions into the final16 – and Jesse Lingard big goal was described as a stunner.

It prompted him to do the now-famous Jesse ‘J-Lingz’ – the victory salute he  uses by holding up his fingers to signify a ‘J’ and an ‘L’.

Jesse learned some of the tricks of his trade at AquaCity’s national training centre in Poprad, Slovakia, at the foot of the High Tatras Mountains. He was joined there by youthful colleagues Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck.

Jesse, aged 25, from Warrington, attended the centre and honed his ability to be right where he needs to be … and it paid off as he made what were described as mischievous runs-in waiting for a pass.

But it was down to England forward Marcus, aged 20, from Wythenshawe, Manchester,  to speak confidently after England’s  earlier 2-1 win over Tunisia   – he predicted they could win again when they face Panama on Sunday.

And he was spot on!

Danny also earned himself a place in the hearts of Slovaks when, as a teenage member of Manchester United’s Academy along with the other two, he used the AquaCity national training centre in Poprad to learn the soccer skills which now have him aiming for the top.

Dr Jan Telensky, majority share holder of AquaCity, said: “We are so proud our training facilities which produces world-class players have proved themselves yet again. Good luck in then next stage to Jesse, Marcus and Danny and the entire English squad.”

 

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AquaCity pride over its ‘own Three Lions’ Jesse, Marcus and Danny

A leading Slovak hotel has sent its support to three of its ‘old friends’ in the 2018 FIFA World Cup England squad.

Jesse Ellis Lingard, an attacking midfielder for Manchester United and the English national team, learned a trick or two at the AquaCity-Poprad national training centre along with colleagues Marcus Rashford and Danny Welbeck.

Jesse, aged 25, from Warrington, attended the Slovak centre and honed his ability to be right where he needs to be … and in Volgograd it paid off as he made mischievous runs-in waiting for a pass.

But it was down to England forward Marcus, aged 20, from Wythenshawe, Manchester,  to speak confidently after England’s 2-1 win over Tunisia earlier in the week – he predicted they could win again when they face Panama on Sunday.

Danny also earned himself a place in the hearts of Slovaks when, as a teenage member of Manchester United’s Academy along with the other two, he used the AquaCity national training centre in Poprad to learn the soccer skills which now have him aiming for the top.

Dr Jan Telensky, majority share holder of AquaCity, who features in a short tribute video to players, said: “I had no idea they were going to feature my face in the video – but it makes the point that we are so proud our training facilities which produces world-class players. Good luck to Jesse, Marcus and Danny and the entire English squad.”

Danny, aged 27, plays for Arsenal and the English national team. He was transferred to Arsenal in September 2014 for a £16 million fee.