Amazon founder Jeff Bezos airlifted from cruise ship for kidney stone

Washington, Jan. 5: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was evacuated from the Galapagos Islands after being stricken by kidney stones, the Ecuadorean navy has said.

Bezos was vacationing on a cruise around the islands, when he became ill on New Year’s Day.

The Navy said that Bezos was evacuated from the island by helicopter to Baltra Island where a private plane took him to the U.S. for emergency surgery, ABC News reports.

Bezos’ family and friends thanked the helicopter operators and crew members for their quick response, the report added. (ANI)