Parents rescued at sea to file lawsuit against phone carrier

07/10/2014 // West Palm Beach, Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)

San Francisco – Parents who were rescued by a U.S. Navy warship after being stranded at sea with their daughters now plan to file a lawsuit against their satellite phone carrier. As reported by Yahoo! News, Eric Kaufman and his wife, Charlotte, say they hope any monetary damages awarded will give them an opportunity to help pay back costs associated with their rescue.

The Kaufmans and their two daughters, who were 1 and 3-years-old at the time, were stranded approximately 900 miles off of the coast of Mexico while aboard their sailboat. They allege their only connection to land at the time had been cut off by their satellite phone carrier. The Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon (EPIRB) on their boat is what they used to find help.

Kaufman is quoted as stating of eventually being rescued by the 129th Rescue Wing, To see people show up to help you like that is pretty amazing.”

The Kaufman’s boat was subsequently sunk due to damage from the trip. They say in addition to paying back costs of rescue, they are hopeful they can buy a new one with any money from the intended lawsuit.

This report is provided by Justice News Flash – San Francisco Legal News

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