Eric and Charlotte Kaufman have issued the following statement from aboard the US Navy Oliver Hazard Perry class Frigate USS Vandegrift (FFG 48):
"First, we would like to express how grateful we are to the men and women of the Coast Guard, California Air National Guard and Navy who rescued our family, especially the pararescuemen and crew of USS Vandegrift. We are very thankful to be safe and well. We also appreciate all the concern, thoughts and prayers of everyone back home for the health of our daughter Lyra. She is doing well now, and her medical condition continues to improve."
"We understand there are those who question our decision to sail with our family, but please know that this is how our family has lived for seven years, and when we departed on this journey more than a year ago, we were then and remain today confident that we prepared as well as any sailing crew could. The ocean is one of the greatest forces of nature, and it always has the potential to overcome those who live on or near it. We are proud of our choices and our preparation, and while we are disappointed that we lost our sailboat and our home, we remain grateful for those who came to our aid and those family and friends who continue to encourage and support us."
A vegetation fire near Warner Springs that spread quickly Saturday has slowed considerably Sunday and is 20 percent contained, though some residents in the area are under an evacuation warning, authorities said.
Police are investigating a mysterious death in Mission Valley. A woman reported missing was found murdered at a her office on Saturday.
A handcuffed suspect who escaped from the downtown San Diego police station Sunday was back in custody a little more than an hour
after his escape, police said.
Signs warning of shark in the area of Silver Strand State Beach have been posted following a report of a shark sighting Saturday morning.
It's a Comic-Con blast from the past! News 8 dug deep in the archives to see what's changed and what's stayed the same now that the convention is in its 47th year. Andrea Naversen shows us which characters were a big hit back in 1989 and still are today.
Coaster train passengers could experience delays beginning Monday as the North County Transit District rolls out a new operating system designed to enhance safety, the agency announced Sunday.
A tribute to the late "Star Wars" actress Carrie Fisher will highlight the final day of Comic-Con International at the San Diego Convention Center.
A vehicle that rolled off the right shoulder of southbound Interstate 5 south of the Border Patrol checkpoint near San Onofre State Beach has sparked a fire and prompted the closure of two southbound lanes, according to a California Highway Patrol incident log.