Wednesday, February 24, 2010

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A shipwrecked Kiwi teenager rescued from a Canadian sailing ship that sank off the coast of Brazil, has had an emotionl reunion with her dad and is on her way home with him.

Seventeen year old Mei Barry was one of 64 onboard the three masted sailing ship, Concordia, which was carrying high school and university students on a 10 month round the world trip.

A distress signal was picked up from the ship last Friday and a Brazilian Air Force plane spotted liferafts 500 km off the coast from Rio de Janeiro.

Ms Barry, formerly from Long Bay College on Auckland's North Shore, said she was doing her homework when the ship capsized
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