8 Years After A Girl Was Pulled From The Ocean, Her Abandoned Boat Was Finally Discovered

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Of course, there was plenty of backlash once word of the 16-year-old’s plan got out. T.J. Simers, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, wrote, “Child abuse. Child endangerment. I just don’t understand the idea of risking life. This kid’s going to be out there all by herself.”

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“Death is a possibility. Bad weather. Are you kidding me? Who’s responsible for this? She’s a kid,” Simers wrote. Abby admitted to ABC News that she was “definitely nervous” about her intended voyage. But she also countered concerns by saying, “I understand [the] ocean, and I understand how dangerous what I’m doing is.”

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