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Stranded sailing family back in US with ailing baby

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SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Navy warship carrying a family whose sailboat broke down in the Pacific Ocean with a sick toddler has arrived in California.

A Navy spokeswoman says the ship carrying the Kaufman family arrived Wednesday at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego.

Charlotte and Eric Kaufman used their satellite phone to call for help Thursday from 900 miles off the coast of Mexico when their sailboat broke down and their 1-year-old daughter Lyra was vomiting and suffering from diarrhea and fever. Her 3-year-old sister was also on the boat.

Rescuers reached them Thursday, with California Air National Guard members parachuting down to the 36-foot sailboat.

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