Thursday, February 26, 2009

Stranded Diver Tells Her Side of the Story

One of the American divers found after spending most of the day stranded in shark-infested waters off Lizard Island -- whom Aussie dive operators claimed "didn't dive the plan" -- is now telling her side of the story.

Her two-week dream vacation had suddenly turned into a test of survival. In her first interview about an ordeal that made international news, Turner says she and her diving buddy were on a mission.

"I prayed. I thought about my family. I had sent my husband, on Day 1, a Valentine's card," Turner said. "I was hoping it would get to him by Valentine's Day. I thought, 'Please let me come back. Let that not be the last message from me.'"

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