Rescue underway to save sick 1-year-old on boat in Pacific Ocean

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA ( – The race is on to save a 1-year-old girl on a sailboat who became ill, 900 miles off the Mexican Coast, officials said Saturday.

129th Rescue Wing Twitter A look at the Rebel Heart sailboat from above

Eric Kaufman and his wife, Charlotte, the parents of the seriously ill girl planned to cross the Pacific, and had left Mexico two weeks ago with their daughters Cora and 1-year-old Lyra.

The U.S. Coast Guard received a distress call from the Rebel Hart on Thursday morning about a girl that was seriously ill and need emergency medical treatment.

An Air National Guard Plane was dispatched from Moffett Federal Airfield to the area where four Air National Guard members from the 129th Rescue Wing parachuted into the ocean, inflated a motorized boat and reached the 36-foot sailboat, said 2nd Lt. Roderick B. Bersamina.

At last check the child was reported in stable condition and members from that 129th Rescue Wing would stay with her and her parents until they reach a Doctor, Bersamina said Saturday.