The crew of the USS Ronald Reagan likely saved the life of a 14-year-old girl whose appendix ruptured while she was on a Mexican cruise.
The Reagan, 500 miles away, answered a distress call and picked the girl up using a tricky helicopter maneuver, as the helicopter couldn't land on the deck of the cruise ship.
Once aboard the Reagan, the girl was rushed into surgery, which was successful. The ship's surgeon said, "She was a very sick girl. She had gone septic. Untreated for another 24 to 36 hours, it could have been a lot worse."