Monday, April 7, 2014
(Los Angeles, CA) -- The family that was rescued from a sailboat because their baby girl had become seriously ill is expected to return to San Diego on Wednesday. Navy and Coast Guard officials say the Kaufman family is on board a Navy warship but they would not give any information about the medical condition of one-year-old Lyra Kaufman. The family was two weeks into an around-the-world cruise when Lyra developed a fever and rash. The Kaufman's put in a distress call on Thursday and were rescued hours later by a parachute team from the California Air National Guard.