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Teen sailor survives: Would you let your child sail around the world?

Updated June 14: Sixteen-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland was rescued from the frigid southern Indian Ocean on Saturday after her yacht was damaged by 30-foot waves, which knocked out her communications and prompted her to set off a distress signal. Her relieved parents and brother tell TODAY’s Meredith Vieira that they frantically waited by the telephone, hoping for her to call from her boat.

Updated June 14: Sixteen-year-old sailor Abby Sunderland was rescued from the frigid southern Indian Ocean on Saturday after her yacht was damaged by 30-foot waves, which knocked out her communications and prompted her to set off a distress signal. Her relieved parents and brother tell TODAY’s Meredith Vieira that they frantically waited by the telephone, hoping for her to call from her boat. Click here to watch the video. In an interview that aired over the weekend, Abby said she would "definitely" attempt to circumavigate the world again. Would you let your child sail around the world? Related stories:

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