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Search crews make contact with missing teen sailor

Posted June 11, 2010 5:28 a.m. EDT

A 16-year-old girl voyager feared lost in the Indian Ocean is OK, but she'll still have to be rescued.

Abby Sunderland is in the southern Indian Ocean, but another boat should reach her by Saturday.

She was trying to sail around the world solo, but her emergency beacons began signaling Thursday.

A support team member says Sunderland's boat got knocked on its side several times and the mast broke.