Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Absconded solo sailing girl to be repatriated

Good article including audio form Radio Netherlands. Isn't it great that an international alert can turn up a missing girl so quickly? However, doesn't it stand to reason that if the girl has a mind to sail around the globe by herself, that she's plenty capable of "running away"? And what's safer? To be sailing or flying to the Carribean. I like her style. Don't tell me she needs to be caged. I like what Jessica Watson's mother said..that Jessica is probably the most watched kid in the world. And her parents know exactly where she is at any given moment. My parents didn't.

Absconded solo sailing girl to be repatriated: "Laura Dekker, the 14-year-old Dutch girl who caught the world's attention with her plans to sail solo around the world at the end of last summer, has been found in Sint Maarten in the Netherlands Antilles. She went missing on Friday.

According to press reports it was not her father that reported her missing, but other members of her family, who first got in touch with the child protection agency and the police. This led to speculation that her father, who is also a keen yachtsman, may have been involved in Laura's trip to the Dutch island in the Caribbean."

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