Rescued teen sailor's family denies plan for reality show

Despite reports, Abby Sunderland's father says a series about his children's oceanic adventures is not in the works

By John Rogers
June 14, 2010 11:42PM (UTC)
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A spokesman for the family of the California girl who was rescued from the Indian Ocean while trying to sail around the world says the family has no current plans for a reality TV show.

Jeff Casher says he spoke with Abby Sunderland's father Monday morning and Laurence Sunderland says such a show was discussed last year when her brother Zac sailed around the world, but it never came about.

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Magnetic Entertainment lists plans for the show on its website, but officials from the company did not return calls Monday.

The New York Post reported Monday that Laurence Sunderland signed a contract for a show weeks after his daughter set sail.

Casher says Abby Sunderland brought cameras on her voyage. The 16-year-old started sending an emergency signal from her storm-battered boat Thursday. She was rescued two days later.


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