Rescued family to arrive at North Island this morning
[trib_ndn vid=25794414]SAN DIEGO — The San Diego family rescued from their sailboat about 1,000 miles west of Cabo San Lucas after their 1-year-old daughter became seriously ill is expected to arrive in port this morning at around 9:30 a.m.
After rescue swimmers with the California Air National Guard parachuted to the family’s disabled 36-foot boat, where 1-year-old Lyra was given medication for a fever and rash, the family was put aboard the guided missile frigate USS Vandergrift on Sunday.
Eric and Charlotte Kaufman, Lyra and 3-year-old Cora were about two weeks into what they hoped to be an around-the-world sailing odyssey when the sailboat lost its steering and Lyra became seriously ill.
The rescue has sparked a debate over whether such young children should be taken on life-threatening adventures. Some critics have called for the family to cover the costs of…
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