April 10, 2014
The Kaufman family disembarks from the USS Vandegrift on April 9 at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, following their rescue at sea three days earlier. Six days after the family of four found themselves helpless and adrift in a sailboat far into the Pacific with a vomiting and feverish 1-year-old aboard, a Navy warship delivered them safely to shore, where they had begun their attempted around-the world voyage before the child was born.
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Ailing infant, parents had struggled with disabled boat