Archives for December 18, 2007
Laura Montero never thought her fun cruise to Mexico would end on a U.S. naval carrier surrounded by 3,000 sailors.The 14-year-old owes her life to the men and women of the USS Ronald Reagan, one of the largest aircraft carriers in the Navy, who saved her in a mission worthy of Hollywood script.
Montero was aboard the Dawn Princess cruise ship off the coast of Baja, Mexico, Saturday when her appendix burst.
“It was a matter of life and death so it wasn’t very good at all,” said Montero’s mother, Trudy LaField.
The crew of the Dawn Princess put out an SOS, and the U.S. Navy heeded the call.