UPDATE: Teen Sailor Alive And Well
Teen sailor Abby Sunderland found alive and uninjured aboard her crippled sailboat following storms.
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.
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