The founder of Amazon and owner of the Washington Post, Jeff Bezos, had to be evacuated by a navy helicopter of Ecuador after he reported severe pain resulting from a kidney stone, the Reuters has reported.
Captain Santiago Rubio, the commander at Santa Cruz port, has told media that Bezos was on a cruise ship not very far from the island itself when he suffered serious pain in stomach area. The navy doctors were sent who examined Bezos on New Year’s Day and reported that he had a kidney stone. After this, Rubio allowed a helicopter to fly out Bezos.
Bezos was flown out to Santa Cruz from where he was shifted to Baltra where his private jet took him further to US for necessary medical treatment.
Bezos has said in an email comment: “Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars.”