National Guardsmen Parachute into the Pacific to Save Little Girl

By: CBS
By: CBS
A team of national guardsmen parachuted into the Pacific Ocean to save a little girl who became seriously ill when her parents sailboat became stranded.

Image taken from video of California's 129th Rescue Wing during an Operation to Save a One-Year-Old Girl

A team of national guardsmen parachuted into the Pacific Ocean to save a little girl who became seriously ill when her parents sailboat became stranded.

The family had set out to sail around the world, but their boat lost power and started sinking about 900 miles off the coast of Mexico.

The little girl's family says she is responding well to treatment.

California's 129th rescue wing, the group that saved the little girl, has saved more than 1000 lives since it formed in the late 70s.


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