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Apr 7, 2014 6:51 AM

Stranded Family With Sick Baby Rescued At Sea

CALIFORNIA - A family and their sick child are now safe, after being rescued off the Mexican coast.

Eric and Charlotte Kaufman were living out a dream of sailing around the world, with their two children also on board.

After the family left Puerto Vallarta a few weeks back, their 36 foot sail boat hit rough waters, losing power and the ability to steer.

Three days after a distress call, the Navy and California Air National Guard finally reached the family.

That includes a one-year-old girl who had food poisoning. At last report, the girl was improving and in stable condition.

A relative says the family had to abandon the crippled sailboat, but they hope to find and retrieve it in the future.


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