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Jeff Bezos Flown from Galapagos Cruise After Kidney Stone Attack

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-01_02eaca59d4.jpgPhoto by David Ryder/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon.com was taken by helicopter from a cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands to his private jet so that he could return to the U.S. to receive emergency treatment for an apparent kidney stone attack. According to a statement from the Ecuadorian Navy, Bezos was flown off the cruise on New Year's Day.

The helicopter flew him to his private jet, which was stationed on Baltra Island. Bezos' family and business associates sent messages of thanks to the Ecuadorian Navy.

Amazon sent ABC News a brief statement from Jeff Bezos, "Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars." 

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