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Teen Sailor May Be Lost at Sea

16-Year-Old loses radar, satellite phone contact

(Newser) - The family of a 16-year-old girl attempting to circumnavigate the globe alone in a sailboat fears for their daughter's life after she lost contact while being buffeted by 25-foot waves. Abby Sunderland activated two emergency beacons around 6am this morning, shortly after losing reception on her satellite telephone. Sunderland told... More »

Dutch Move to Block Teen's Around-the-World Solo Sail

(Newser) - Dutch authorities have gone to court to demand custody of a 13-year-old girl to block her planned solo sail around the world, reports the BBC. The girl's parents have already been denied permission for her to miss two years of school for the adventure. Laura Dekker, who has sailed since... More »

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