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Rescued teen sailor arrives home

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) - Teenage sailor Abby Sunderland has arrived at her Southern California home.

Sunderland, 16, arrived in the Los Angeles area Monday night after a two-week journey that began with her rescue at sea in the Indian Ocean.

Sunderland had departed Sunday from the French island of Reunion, off the southeastern coast of Africa, en route to France.

From Paris, she flew on to California.

The American teenager's attempt to sail solo around the world ended June 10 when her mast snapped in a storm, sparking an extensive international rescue mission.

She had already in April given up hope of becoming the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe solo, when she was forced to stop for repairs.

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