(CNN) When American teen sailor Abby Sunderland was rescued from the Indian Ocean in 2010, she never thought she’d see her yacht, Wild Eyes, again.
The then 16-year-old Sunderland hoped to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, but was forced to abandon her vessel after stormy seas broke the mast. The Californian was picked up by a French fishing vessel between Madagascar and the western coast of Australia.
More than eight years later, on December 31, 2018, a tuna-spotting plane noticed an overturned yacht off the coast of Kangaroo Island, Australia, according to South Australia Police.
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