Just starting sailing season here, so this is some good news for the 16 year-old solo sailor. Her parents must have been going crazy.
While I think you've got to be a little nuts to try something like this, I can't lay any blame on the parents for this, since the kid's probably a better sailor than most of us.
A search crew has contacted a 16-year-old California girl feared lost at sea, and she is alive and well, her family says.
A search was launched for Abby Sunderland, who is trying to sail around the world solo, when she triggered her emergency beacons after encountering rough seas in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean.
Searchers aboard a Qantas Airbus A330 spotted the teen's boat Wild Eyes and made contact with her via radio after about 20 hours of silence, family spokesman William Bennett said.
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