Reality TV show in works for rescued teen sailor

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Abby Sunderland on her yacht 'Wild Eyes' at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa on May 21.

A Southern California film production company says it plans to create 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.

Abby Sunderland was more than halfway around the world when she had to be rescued from her storm-battered boat.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

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