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    Default Abby Sunderland 16-year old Sailor Feared Lost at Sea

    As a young sailor I was following her story with a passion. This news is just sadening. I hope they find her soon, before it's too late.


    Abby Sunderland, 16, is feared lost at sea today in her attempt to become the youngest sailor ever to circumnavigate the globe.

    Abby Sunderland's age sparks debate over how young is too young.

    A support crew lost contact with Abby, who was in heavy seas in the Southern Indian Ocean, early this morning.

    Sunderland's brother, Zac Sunderland, said his sister's boat was clearly in trouble.
    "The boat is most likely not completely submerged because there's another alarm that sends off a signal if it goes 15 feet underwater," Zac Sunderland said in an interview with Ron Kilgore of KNX radio in Los Angeles. "So yeah, she's pretty banged up out there right now, and [we're] just trying to get the rescue teams out."

    Abby's mother, MaryAnne Sunderland, told ABC News that Abby manually activated two emergency beacons sometime before 6 a.m. Pacific Time today.

    A plane from Qantas air, based in Australia, planned to fly over Sunderland's location at first light Friday -- or late Thursday evening Eastern Time.

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    Default Re: Abby Sunderland 16-year old Sailor Feared Lost at Sea

    It's such a sad story. And I'm sorry for saying this, I know this sounds awful because her whereabouts is still unknown, but WTF. A 16 year old, out at sea with nobody else around . Who would let their 16 year old sail around the world alone? Shouldn't there have been a crew or something following behind her? The article said the nearest ship was something like 40 hours away. Aren't storms these days predictable?

    So sad I really hope they find her.

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    Default Re: Abby Sunderland 16-year old Sailor Feared Lost at Sea

    Okay wow--- BREAKING NEWS! SHE HAS BEEN FOUND!

    Missing 16-year-old solo sailor Abby Sunderland found alive and well.

    Such wonderful news for the family!

    But I can't help but think -- she's going to attempt to break the record again!

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    Default Re: Abby Sunderland 16-year old Sailor Feared Lost at Sea

    I'm so glad they found her. But you're right about that. I can just see her coming out and saying something like "I learned alot.. I'm ready to get back out there" or something like that. I really wish her the best of luck in life.

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