Runaway Sailor Laura Dekker Found Safe in Caribbean

14-year-old disappeared from the Netherlands
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 20, 2009 7:40 PM CST
Runaway Sailor Laura Dekker Found Safe in Caribbean
Laura Dekker, who went missing Friday, has been found in St. Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles.   (DeadJackson)

(Newser) – Laura Dekker, the Dutch teen sailor who apparently ran away from home, has been found in St. Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles. Police on the Caribbean island have her in custody, and she is "safe and sound," a Dutch government spokesman tells the BBC. Dekker, 14, wants to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone, but a Dutch court prevented her from leaving and placed her under state supervision.
(Read more Laura Dekker stories.)

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