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The Kaufman family comes ashore after arriving in San Diego aboard the USS Vandergift, April 9, 2014. (U.S. Navy)

Family Rescued At Sea By Moffett Field Team Sues Satellite Phone Company For Cut Service

A California family rescued at sea by members of an elite team from Moffett Field is suing their phone company, for cutting them off during an emergency.

07/16/2014

The Kaufman family, rescued at sea during around-the-world sailing voyage.

Moffett Field Para-Rescuers Who Saved Sick Toddler From Parent’s Boat An Elite Group

The men who saved a sick toddler from her parent’s boat off the coast of Mexico are often compared to superman, ninjas, and even called real-life X-men.

04/09/2014

The Kaufman family comes ashore after arriving in San Diego aboard the USS Vandergift, April 9, 2014. (U.S. Navy)

Family With Sick Child Rescued At Sea Arrives In San Diego Aboard Navy Ship

A Navy warship carrying a family whose sailboat broke down in the Pacific Ocean with a sick toddler arrived on Wednesday in San Diego.

04/09/2014

Lyra Kaufman

Coast Guard Will Not Charge Family With Sick Child For Ocean Rescue

The U.S. Coast Guard will not charge a San Diego family rescued in the middle of the Pacific Ocean after their baby daughter got sick.

04/07/2014

Lyra Kaufman

Parents Defend Sailing With Children After Toddler Rescued By Bay Area Team

A San Diego family with a sick infant stranded on a boat hundreds of miles off the coast of Mexico safely boarded a U.S. Navy ship Sunday morning as part of a rescue that included a Bay Area-based Air National Guard team.

04/06/2014

The Rebel  Heart, a 36-foot Hans Christian sloop. (Credit The Rebel Heart Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/svrebelheart)

Navy Warship En Route To Sick Toddler On Sailboat

A U.S. Navy warship was headed Saturday to rescue a 1-year-old girl who fell ill on a crippled sailboat that was attempting to circle the world.

04/05/2014

An Air National Guard unit takes off on rescue mission from Moffett Field, April 4, 2014. Inset: Lyra Kaufman.

Rescuers From Moffett Field Reach Sick 1-Year-Old Off Mexican Coast, Await Navy Ship

Para-rescuers from the 129th Rescue Wing based out of Moffett Field reached a sailboat off the coast of Mexico to begin treating a seriously ill toddler Friday. Meanwhile, it might take up to another day for a U.S. Navy rescue ship to arrive.

04/05/2014

Air National Guard crews work to rescue 1-Year-Old Lyra, seen here in December with father Eric, as she became ill during the family's voyage off the coast of Mexico. (Photo Credit: TheRebelHeart.com blog post)

Air National Guard From Moffett Field Rescuing Sick Baby Off Coast Of Mexico

A Bay Area-based Air National Guard team left Moffett Federal Airfield Thursday afternoon on a rescue mission to help a seriously ill 1-year-old girl on a boat hundreds of miles off the coast of Mexico, according to California National Guard officials.

04/04/2014

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