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Teen sailor Abby Sunderland may be lost at sea, search effort underway

06-11-2010 09:53 BJT

Yesterday, a 16-year-old-teen Abbey Sunderland of Southern California feared lost at sea in her attempt to become youngest sailor to travel the world solo.

Two beacons had been activated manually this morning in the southern Indian Ocean after the teens boat faced extreme winds and knocked it down.

Sunderland’s family reported that she was in the Southern Indian Ocean east of Madagascar when she came across a storm and they lost contact with her.

In NY Daily News report, Sunderland was still able to set off her emergency beacon locating devices, but the nearest ship was reportedly 400 miles away. A crew who was able to received repeated distress signal from the teen but they also lost contact with her.

Teen sailor Abby Sunderland 
Abby Sunderland (File photo)

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