It can cost $11,000 an hour to operate a helicopter for rescue. The government does not ask for reimbursement unless it is a hoax. Eric and Charlotte Kaufman â€” whose daughter, Lyra, became ill while aboard the family's stranded sailboat nearly 1,000 miles off the coast of Mexico â€” said they were as prepared as any seasoned sailors before they embarked on their voyage. The baby girl was in stable condition aboard a U.S. Navy ship and expected to reach San Diego, Calif., by midweek. Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...-old-daughter-article-1.1748097#ixzz2yF8eNIZ9 They went out in their sailboat to sail around the world. Their boat broke and their one year old got sick. The Navy and Coast Guard rescued them. They owe every one of you US taxpayers a huge thanks for rescuing them from their reckless mission.