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Old 12-18-2007, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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SAN DIEGO (AP) - A teenager whose appendix ruptured at sea, hundreds of miles from help, got safely to shore Tuesday after an unusual rescue in which the Navy airlifted her from a cruise ship for emergency surgery. Laura Montero, 14, fell ill aboard the Dawn Princess cruise ship off the coast of Baja California.

The Bahamian-registered ship sent out a distress call Friday that was answered by the USS Ronald Reagan, which was on training maneuvers about 500 miles away.

The nuclear carrier was the closest ship with a hospital facility, according to a news release from the Navy. It steamed overnight toward the cruise ship, which was about 250 miles northwest of Cabo San Lucas when the call went out.

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php...cle=1&catnum=0
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, VA
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That is such an excellent story to read!!! I heard it on our local news station here because the carrier was built here in our city, Newport News Va. My husband actually worked on that carrier doing alot of electrical work. Always great to hear stories like this.
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