Rescued teen sailor and family to get reality show

Series will show how Abby Sunderland's parents encouraged her and her siblings to become world-class adventurers

Published June 14, 2010 7:14PM (EDT)

A Southern California film production company says it is creating a reality TV show based on the family of Abby Sunderland, the 16-year-old sailor rescued from the Indian Ocean last week while trying to sail around the world alone.

Magnetic Entertainment says on its website the show, titled "Adventures in Sunderland" will focus on how the young sailor's parents have encouraged her and her six siblings to become world-class adventurers.

Sunderland's father, Laurence Sunderland, confirmed the deal in a story published Monday in the New York Post.

The Post reports that filming began four months ago.

Abby Sunderland set out on her solo voyage in January. She was more than halfway around the world Thursday when she activated emergency beacons on her storm-battered boat. She was rescued two days later.

By Associated Press

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