Amazon's Bezos rescued by Ecuador Navy due to kidney stone founder JeffBezos was airlifted from a cruise ship by the Ecuadorian Navyafter suffering a kidney stone attack on Jan. 1.

"Galapagos: five stars. Kidney stones: zero stars," Bezossaid in an e-mail provided by Amazon in response to a Reutersrequest for comment.

The website Galapagos Digital, citing Ecuadorian newspapersand blogs such as El Universo and El Comercio, said Bezos wasflown by helicopter to his private jet on Baltra, site of one ofthe two airports in the Galapagos Islands.

Representatives for the Ecuadorian Navy did not respond torequests for comment.

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