- EXCLUSIVE: Kay Longstaff, 46, fell from the 92,000-ton Norwegian Star 60 miles off the coast of Croatia
- She told Croatian TV she fell from the back of the cruise ship before a coastguard boat and plane found her
- Ms Longstaff, who was yesterday said to be recovering, used to work as cabin crew on Virgin Atlantic planes
- Crew member has claimed ex air hostess, who lived in Spain, is unlikely to have fallen into sea by accident
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The British woman who plunged from a cruise liner into the Adriatic Sea on Saturday night before surviving a 10-hour ordeal in the water may have jumped, a crew member claimed today.
Daniel Punch, who works aboard the Norwegian Star ship, said Kay Longstaff was unlikely to have fallen into the sea by accident.
The air hostess, 46, plunged from the seventh deck of the 92,000-ton Norwegian Star 60 miles off the Croatian coast as it headed towards Venice on Saturday before being rescued 10 hours later - having sung to keep up her spirits.
Mr Punch said in a Facebook exchange: 'She didn't fall, she jumped. It was on my ship. I spoke [to her] throughout the whole week. She was arguing with her fella the whole time.'
Police are believed to be working on the theory that Ms Longstaff jumped and believe no foul play was involved, and Italian source told The Sun.
The source spoke out as Ms Longstaff was released from hospital though declined to say anything about her fall.
Ms Longstaff posted Facebook pictures of herself during the cruise including when the vessel docked off the Greek island of Santorini (pictured) last week
Kay Longstaff, left, has been revealed as the British tourist who fell off the back of a cruise ship in the northern Adriatic