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Crisis mode: 11-year-old single-hands boat to shore

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A resourceful 11-year-old British girl had to take the helm of the family’s 24-foot sailboat after her father blacked out five miles offshore.

“It was a bit scary knowing that Daddy might be in trouble,” Unity Bowns told the Daily Mail. 'I wasn't really sure what to do so I phoned Mummy, but it did feel a bit like I was on my own.

The quick-thinking girl took control and sailed the boat five miles to meet her mother, who was waiting in Hants, England.

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