Re: your June 29 editorial, "Editorial: Abby's home safe; now what?":
A 15-year-old girl went to a rave concert and did not come home.
A 16-year-old girl was struck by a car while jogging.
An 18-year-old girl went hiking and did not come home.
Abby Sunderland sailed alone for five months and came home.
So just forget the "inquiries and discussions on whether adequate policies are in place regarding the protection of children of younger and younger ages who are being allowed to undertake inherently dangerous adventures in the hope of setting a record."
Alexander the Great was 17 years old.
Hurrah for Abby.
~ Cornelia Williams,