Abby Sunderland is no longer lost at sea, the 16-year-old sailor is alive and doing just fine:
Searchers flying over the Indian Ocean made contact early this morning with the teenage American girl feared lost at sea attempting a solo sail around the world in a 40-foot boat. Abby Sunderland, miraculously, was alive and well.
They spotted the 16-year-old’s boat in an upright position in a remote and treacherous section of the ocean off Madagascar and spoke to her by radio. The intrepid young sailor told them she was inside her disabled boat and doing fine, with a space heater and enough food to last her at least two weeks. Family spokesman William Bennett, speaking outside the family’s Thousand Oaks, Cal., home, said the mast had broken off the sailboat, the “Wild Eyes.” “The plane arrived on the scene moments ago,” her joyful parents wrote on their blog just after 2:30 a.m. New York time. “Wild Eyes is upright, but her rigging is down. The weather conditions are abating.
“Radio communication has been made and Abby reports that she is fine!”
Glad that she’s safe, but for real, only some white people would let their 16-year-old daughter sail across the world in a 40 foot coat all by herself. SMH.