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Calif. teen sailor says days adrift were 'crazy'

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - A California teenager rescued from
her crippled sailboat describes her three days adrift on the Indian
Ocean as "crazy."
Sixteen-year-old Abby Sunderland writes in a Saturday blog post
that she's onboard a fishing vessel. Sunderland has been stranded
in heavy seas since Thursday, when she set off a distress signal
after the mast collapsed, knocking out her satellite
communications.
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority says the French fishing
boat brought Sunderland on board Saturday afternoon (about 2:45
a.m. PDT).
Sunderland didn't give details of her experience in the blog
post, but says she's still dealing with the reality of losing her
boat, which is still adrift.
She sums up the problem: "one long wave, and one short mast."


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