Four American Hostages Killed By Somali Pirates
STEVE INSKEEP, Host:
Let's listen to Vice Admiral Mark Fox, who is commander of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.
MARK FOX: As they responded to the gunfire, reaching and boarding the Quest, the U.S. sailors discovered that all four hostages had been shot by their captors. Despite immediate steps to provide life-saving care, all four of the American hostages died of their wounds.
INSKEEP: The Quest, the name of the ship, was owned by Jean and Scott Adam. They were a couple from California. They'd been sailing around the world since December 2004. It is said that they had a yacht full of Bibles.
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