After the onset of a sudden kidney stone attack on New Year's Day, Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, was rescued from the Galapagos Islands by the Ecuadorian Navy. According to reports, a government helicopter swooped in and airlifted him to his private jet. Bezos, who was on vacation in the area, was flown to the US for emergency treatment.
An Amazon spokesperson confirmed the report, and sent the following message from Bezos himself to a handful of publications: "Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars."
[via The Verge]