Woman drinks own urine to survive
An Australian yachtswoman who was swept out to sea in her tender south
of Langkawi in the Andaman Sea after failing to make it back to her
yacht after a night out ashore.
She drank her own urine in a five-day ordeal in intense heat before being rescued by local fishermen.
Dominique Courteille, a 57-year-old mother of four, was attempting to return to
her 11m yacht Sonnet after an evening ashore with friends in the Butang
islands, but strong tidal streams and a fresh breeze were too much for
her outboard-powered boat and she was swept seawards.