UPDATE: Teen Sailor Alive And Well

Teen sailor Abby Sunderland found alive and uninjured aboard her crippled sailboat following storms.

11th June 2010.
By Jeff Hemmel

Good news on the search for teen sailor Abby Sundlerland. A search plane has located her vessel and confirms the 16-year-old is alive and uninjured. Her sailboat’s mast was apparently broken off following a severe storm that reportedly knocked the boat down at least twice. Sunderland will reportedly be assisted by a fishing vessel that, as of this morning, is still about 24 hours away.

Follow updates on the situation from Charles Doane on BoaterMouth…


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