Exclusive: Doncaster dancer escapes cruise ship disaster

Dancer Gemma Barlow, of Harworth, was working on the cruise ship Costa Concordia, when it sank.  Picture: Liz Mockler D1636LM
Dancer Gemma Barlow, of Harworth, was working on the cruise ship Costa Concordia, when it sank. Picture: Liz Mockler D1636LM

A DONCASTER dancer has cheated death by managing to escape a cruise ship disaster which has killed at least 16 people.

Gemma Barlow has now relived her terrifying ordeal on the stricken Costa Concordia which claimed the lives of some her friends.

The 25-year-old was performing in a magic show on board when the Italian liner began to sink.

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