Founder Airlifted From Cruise Ship For Emergency Surgery For Kidney Stones

Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars, he said in a statement. By Joel Landau / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Saturday, January 4, 2014, 5:55 PM Comment ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG NEWS Jeff Bezos, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Inc., reportedly had to be airlifted from a cruise ship on New Year's Day for abdominal pain. Amazon.Com founder Jeff Bezos spent his New Year's Day being airlifted from a cruise in the Galapagos Islands due to pain from kidney stones. The Ecuadorian Navy brought a helicopter to the cruise ship and took Bezos to an Island on Santa Cruz where he took a private plane back to the U.S. for treatment, according to the El Universo in Ecuador. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

Cruise Ship From SF Searching Pacific For Missing Crew Member Near Hawaii

The man was last seen aboard the ship at 10:25 p.m. Monday, according to the Coast Guard. A C-130 search plane, equipped with infra-red heat seeking device, was launched from Barbers Point to aid in the search. The several thousand passengers on board have been confined to their cabins for a head count, according to Dr. Russell Darnell whose wife, son and daughter are on board. They are about midway between San Francisco and Hilo. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit

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