A mystery has unraveled in Croatia after a woman who doesn’t know who she is was found sitting alone on top of a boulder off the island of Krk.
Woman who speaks perfect English found alone in Croatia and without memory
A fisherman initially spotted the woman, who speaks perfect English and is believed to be in her 60s, alone on September 12 in a bay near the village of Soline, in a remote area located in the northern part of the island.
Worried that his own boat might run out of fuel, the fisherman phoned the authorities, who showed up to assist in the rescue effort.
Fourteen members of Croatia’s mountain rescue service, the HGSS, were able to reach the woman after driving and then walking a mile to her location, authorities said.
“On the shore, we found a woman with minor injuries, she also had some scratches and was extremely dehydrated and emaciated. She could barely drink a few sips of water,” local media outlet 24 Sata quoted HGSS as saying. “We placed her on a stretcher because she could not walk, and transported her to the hospital.”
She is being treated at a hospital in Rijeka, on the Croatian peninsula.
Authorities told 24 Sata that she had apparently been wandering in the area, which is frequented by bears, for at least a few days when help arrived.
The woman has been described as 5’7″ tall, of medium build and with shoulder-length brown hair. At the time she was wearing a pink sun hat, striped top and dark pants, but had no identification or documentation.
“She speaks English, but does not remember her identity,” police said in a statement to CNN. “He is currently in the hospital and is in stable condition.”