Report: Jeff Bezos rescued by Ecuadorian Navy

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Amazon.com founder was flown by helicopter from the Galapagos for kidney stone treatment.

Amazon.com founder was flown by helicopter from the Galapagos for kidney stone treatment.

Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and new owner ofThe Washington Post, was flown from the Galápagos by an Ecuadorian navy helicopter after suffering a kidney stone attack on New Year’s day, according to a summary of reports from local newspapers.

The Galápagos Digital website said local media reported Bezos was flown from Academy Bay in Santa Cruz Island, where he was aboard a cruise ship, to his private jet on Baltra Island. He was then taken to the U.S. for emergency treatment.

The website’s summary was written by retired NBC News correspondent George Lewis.

Attempts to reach Amazon.com for confirmation of the local reports were not immediately successful.

Courtesy of USA Today

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