Lyra Kaufman is only 1 year old but she has already been through a lot. The young girl was sailing around the world with her family when suddenly something went wrong. Charlotte and Eric Kaufman have been sailing for years and were very confident thinking they were prepared as any other sailing crew. However, they found themselves in a rather difficult predicament which could have had a terrible outcome if it hadn’t been for the US Navy.
The Kaufmans became stranded 900 miles off the Mexican coast. As trouble never comes alone little Lyra suddenly became very ill with a serious infection. Very worried about their daughter, Eric and Charlotte contacted the US Coast Guard. The Navy received their desperate distress signals and a team of medics was immediately flown to the area and parachuted into the Pacific Ocean. Luckily, they arrived on time to save the baby girl but just several more hours could have been fatal for Lyra. Thanks to their efforts she is currently recovering and the Kaufmans couldn’t be more grateful for rescuing their daughter.