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Missing Californian sailor Abby Sunderland has been found safe and well.

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Missing Californian sailor Abby Sunderland has been found safe and well.
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A massive search was launched yesterday after contact was lost with the 16 year old, who had been making a solo crossing of the Indian Ocean.

An Australian aircraft spotted her yacht Wild Eyes, which had been badly battered in rough seas.

Verbal contact was made and a fishing boat has been sent out to pick her up.

Sunderland’s parents have been criticised for her letting her travel alone through notoriously dangerous winter seas – she had been attempting to become the youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world alone.