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Episode from the podcastHow to Be Superhuman

The refugee who swam 20 people to safety: Yusra Mardini, Series 1, Episode 5

Released Monday, 30th March 2020
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As a boat bound for Greece, filled with passengers attempting to flee war-torn Syria starting sinking - those on board feared the worst. But, over the course of three and a half monumental hours, Yusra Mardini and her sister Sara achieved the unthinkable as they jumped into the Aegean Sea and swam, guiding the boat to safety.

Rob Pope speaks to this true superhuman as she explains and relives the terrifying ordeal. From arriving in Turkey and finding smugglers to facilitate their journey, to the four days spent waiting at the coast without food, shelter or water, to the devastating moment the boat's engine cut out just 20 minutes after leaving shore, Yusra shares every detail of the fateful crossing.

Mercifully, Yusra's decision paid off – not only helping her find the peace she was so desperately searching for, but pursue her passion in a way she may never have thought possible...

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