Abby Sunderland rescue

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Abby Sunderland Reunited With Brother

Zac Sunderland meets teen sailor off coast of Africa on way home

(Newser) - In a bittersweet reunion today, 16-year-old Californian sailor Abby Sunderland hugged her brother Zac as she teared up and defended her family against criticism that she had been too young to try to sail around the world alone. "I knew what to do. I was well-prepared for anything that... More »

Sunderlands: Parents Who Should Be Shot

Teen plans to try again

(Newser) - At first it looked like an inspiring tale of a plucky teen sailor trying to circumnavigate the globe alone, rescued from storm-tossed seas in a big-hearted Australian government operation. But anger continues to mount as Abby Sunderland's near-death experience underscores the dangers she faced because her parents "allowed her... More »

9 Kid Adventurers With Crazy Parents

Would you let your teen sail around the world?

(Newser) - Abby Sunderland’s dad may or may not have been attempting to cash in on his daughter’s solo sailing trip with a reality show—either way, should her parents have let her go? The Daily Beast thinks not, and offers up a list of other youngsters whose daredevil “... More »

Teen Sailor's Mom: No Plans for Reality Show

Sunderland family isn't trying to cash in, she insists

(Newser) - Abby Sunderland's family abandoned plans for a reality show before the girl set sail and has no interest in revisiting them now, the 16-year-old's mother tells the AP. Marianne Sunderland also says the family has no interest in cashing in on her daughter's rescue with a documentary or other deal.... More »

Teen Sailor's Family Can't Foot $300K Rescue Bill

Sunderland family hopes US will help out; Abby wants to try again

(Newser) - Looks like the Australian government is out $300,000. The mother of teen sailor Abby Sunderland says the family can't afford to foot the bill for the plane deployed to spot her daughter and the vessel delivering her to port because "we're not wealthy people." But Marianne Sunderland... More »

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