Navy Dramatically Rescues Sick 1-Year-Old Who Was Stuck at Sea

It was like the scene out of a nail-biting action flick. A 1-year-old girl became seriously ill on a sailboat stranded in the middle of the ocean and the Navy heroically came to the rescue.

Lyra Kaufman, her sister and their parents were sailing around the world when the trouble began. Something went wrong with the sailboat and it lost power, leaving the family stranded 900 miles away from land. 

Then, little Lyra started to get very sick. She first broke out with a severe rash and then got an infection. They sent out distress signals and the Navy answered their desperate call. A team of medics flew out and then parachuted into the Pacific Ocean to save the baby girl. Now she is thankfully on the mend.

See more on the dramatic rescue:

Do you think it's irresponsible to sail around the world with children so young?

 

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IHear... IHeartCake

I would be too afraid to sail around the world with a baby in case of an emergency like this.  So glad to hear they received help.  I will hold back on judging them, because the day may come any of us need to request similar help.

Elaine Cox

im so glad the baby is ok...and asking "wtf" is not judging

zombi... zombiemommy916

Since I'm never going to need a naval rescue, WTF?! How is sailing around the world with two toddlers FUN? Especially for the toddlers...to each their own, I suppose? Just seems parenting little is perilous enough without adding open water and extreme isolation...

youth... youthfulsoul

Not surprised they were rescued. More surprised families think it's a good idea to sail "around the world" with babies in tow.

tina0... tina08mommy

I am surprised the parents thought it was a good idea to sail around the world with young children

beadi... beadingmom17

not surprised at all...the Navy is awesome :)

roone... rooneytune

I think it is very irresponsible for them to bring two small children on a trip like that. At that age the kids wont remember any of it. It is all about the parents enjoyment.

Austi... Austinsmommy12

Youthfulsoul I'm with you. Wth here these parents thinking?! A ONE YEAR OLD?? I would hesitate to take my 17 month old on a LAKE day trip where there's cell service if anything happens, much less on the ocean where only satellite signals are possible. Geez folks think about the safety and wellbeing of your toddlers. Irresponsible at best, but borders on negligent in my opinion.

Snapp... SnappleQueen

Ah. The sanctimommies are out in full force on this one. Keep living in your bubbles, ladies. 

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