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Apr 7, 2014 4:43 PM by ASSOCIATED PRESS

Aunt: Niece rescued at sea recovering on meds


SAN DIEGO (AP) - The aunt of a 1-year-old girl rescued at sea by the U.S. Navy says the baby's fever is gone, and she is responding well to medication after showing salmonella-like symptoms before her family's sailboat broke down.

Sariah English told The Associated Press on Monday that her niece, Lyra Kaufman, was checked by military medical personnel after being boarded onto the USS Vandegrift on Sunday morning but her illness has not been diagnosed by a physician, yet.

English said her sister, Charlotte Kaufman, called her from the warship and told her that Lyra was bouncing back with new medication. The girl had salmonella before they left on their trip but was thought to have recovered.

The Kaufmans and their two children were rescued 900 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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