Abby Sunderland was just 16 when she attempted to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone and unassisted when her 40-foot yacht capsized and lost its mast in the waters between Africa and Australia on June 10, 2010. She was rescued two days later.

She said her “heart skipped a beat” when she learned her boat was discovered.

“It brought back memories — good and not so good — but it was neat to see it after so long,” Sunderland, now 25, said in a statement

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A ghost vessel found overturned and drifting off the Australian coast Monday belongs to a teenage sailor who was forced to abandon her boat during an ill-fated round-the-world attempt in the Indian Ocean nearly a decade ago.

The barnacle-encrusted Wild Eyes was found drifting 12 miles from Kangaroo Island, South Australia Police said.

Abby Sunderland was just 16 when she attempted to become the youngest person to sail around the world alone and unassisted when her 40-foot yacht capsized and lost its mast in the waters between Africa and Australia on June 10, 2010. She was rescued two days later.

She said her “heart skipped a beat” when she learned her boat was discovered.

“It brought back memories — good and not so good — but it was neat to see it after so long,” Sunderland, now 25, said in a statement. “It looked a little creepy, that’s to be expected…

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