Young woman jumps overboard from ferry

A 24-year-old woman traveling on the Knossos Palace ferry from Piraeus to Iraklio, Crete, told the coast guard that she jumped off the ferry into the sea as it was mid-route.

The young woman told the coast guard that she decided to throw herself into the sea in the early hours of Tuesday, when the ferry was 6.7 nautical miles off the coast of Mylos in the southern Aegean.

After being notified of the incident, the captain of the Knossos Palace sounded the alarm and notified nearby vessels and the coast guard.

The young woman was rescued shortly after by a passing yacht and handed over to the coast guard.

She did not explain the reasons that compelled her to attempt suicide.

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