Prue Leith was left adrift at sea before being rescued by an ‘angry’ fisherman
GBBO ‘angry’ fisherman rescued Prue Leith, 82, after her boat ran aground off the coast of Sardinia amid engine failure
- The great British judge Pick Off, 82, was relaxing on a Sardinian coat of arms motor boat when the engine failed.
- Her desperate attempts to stop bystanders are misinterpreted as friendly waves
- Elaborating on her ordeal, Prue told how she was “thirsty” and experienced an entire day of “utter misery”.
Leith is rescued by “angry” fisherman Prue after she is left adrift at sea for a day during a trip to Italy.
Britain’s Great Pick Off Court, 82, was lounging on a motor boat off Sardinia’s coat of arms when the engine failed, leaving her to drift far out to sea as the wind picked up.
As she is rescued by a Sardinian fisherman, he continues to berate her for getting into the sticky situation, with Prue admitting that she was “foolish”.
Oh dear: Prue Leith was rescued by an ‘angry’ fisherman after being left adrift at sea for a day during a trip to Italy
Recounting the ordeal of the mirror, she said, ‘I couldn’t get it started and the wind was getting up. I thought, “This has the makings of a really bad novel.”
However, as she continued to drift, her plight was not helped by the fact that her desperate attempts to flag down passersby were misinterpreted as friendly waves.
She continued, “People would pass by, not close enough to yell at them but close enough to wave and I’d wave wildly and they’d just wave back, thinking I was just being friendly.”
Scary: The great British judge Pick Off, 82, was lounging on a motor boat off Sardinia’s coat of arms when the engine failed, leaving her to drift far out to sea as winds picked up (pictured in Florida this month)
Danger: Prue left at risk of being floated to Corsica after straying off the coast of Sardinia
After spending hours at sea, Prue tells how a fisherman finally came to her aid, but he soon told her off.
She said: He got angry with me. He said: You tourists are risking your life. You could have drifted all the way to Corsica! ”And he totally gave me the flames. And there it was…the sun was burning.
Elaborating on her ordeal, Prue told how she was “thirsty” and suffered a whole day of “utter misery”.
However, she concedes that the hunter was right to tell her as she admits that she was indeed “very foolish”.
Oh no: as she continued to drift, her plight was not helped by the fact that her desperate attempts to stop bystanders had been misinterpreted as friendly waves.
It comes after Prue recalled the “haunting” moment she drowned a group of kittens as a child.
The cook chronicled the sad memory in her memoir I’ll Try Anything Once, writing that she and her mother lowered a bag of kittens into some water just hours after they were born.
She wrote: “My mother and I, then about eleven years old, had just smothered some kittens… and for weeks I had been fantasizing about those poor, dead creatures.
Having too many cats was a frequent occurrence, and there came a day when my mother, unable to find homes for another litter, decided to dump the last batch.
Shocking: It comes after Prue recalled the ‘haunting’ moment she drowned a group of kittens when she was a child
“My protests have been met with company,” Darling, this must be done. They are only a few hours old. They will hardly know what is going on.”
She added that her mother said they only needed to hold the cat sack underwater for a little while to send them to “sleep” but they “fought like the devil for life”.
Dame Prue said her mother then changed her mind, but the TV personality said they couldn’t stop and put the bag under her until “the animals stopped meowing.”
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