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November 26, 2014

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Eric and Charlotte Kaufman with their daughters, Lyra, 1, and Cora, 3. Rescuers have stabilized the condition of Lyra, found with her family on a crippled sailboat hundreds of miles off the coast of Mexico when a U.S. Navy warship was headed toward the vessel, officials said. Their boat, the 36-foot Rebel Heart, was about 900 nautical miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas when they sent a satellite call for help to the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday morning saying their 1-year-old girl aboard was ill.

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Eric and Charlotte Kaufman with their daughters, Lyra, 1, and Cora, 3. Rescuers have stabilized the condition of Lyra, found with her family on a crippled sailboat hundreds of miles off the coast of Mexico when a U.S. Navy warship was headed toward the vessel, officials said. Their boat, the 36-foot Rebel Heart, was about 900 nautical miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas when they sent a satellite call for help to the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday morning saying their 1-year-old girl aboard was ill.