Af amily decided to sail around the world with thier 1 year-old and 3 year-old children. One of the childern get ill and has to be rescued by the US Navy. Should the parents be charged with "Child Endangerment"?
According to their blogs, Eric Kaufman and his wife, Charlotte, had plans to cross the Pacific and left Mexico some two weeks ago with their daughters Cora, 3, and 1-year-old Lyra. The family lives in San Diego.
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On Thursday morning, the Coast Guard received a distress call about the girl, who was on the Rebel Heart -- a Hans Christian 36 boat -- with her parents and sister about 900 miles from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.The sailboat did not have steering or communication abilities.The crew of the USS Vandegrift picked up the family and the four rescuers. "Flight doctor says baby is stable after transfer; aircraft & air crews in Cabo are prepared,alert & evaluating all options," the 129th Rescue Wing wrote on its Twitter page Sunday. Officials said they can't give details about the illness, but said "the family is in good spirits. "The family will stay aboard the Vandegrift as it sails back to San Diego. They are expected to arrive either Wednesday or Thursday, according to 129th Rescue Wing Group Commander Col. Hernando Polo.
They left there in 2012 and were slowly making their way around the world. In one of her earlier blog posts, dated October 2012, Charlotte said that she and her husband had done a ton of research and would never purposefully put their family in harm's way. She wrote that they traveled with a satellite phone.