Friends mourn 4 US yachters killed by pirates

February 22, 2011 21:06


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SANTA MONICA, California — An adventurous quartet of yacht enthusiasts from California and Washington state were living their dreams, friends say, retiring and sailing around the world.

The four were killed by Somali pirates on Tuesday.

Monsignor Lloyd Torgerson recalled yacht owners Jean and Scott Adam during morning Mass at St. Monica Catholic Church in Santa Monica. Torgerson says the parish is heartbroken at the deaths of the couple, who had been delivering Bibles to remote areas.

Also killed were Bob Riggle and Phyllis Macay of Seattle. A friend from the Seattle Singles Yacht Club says the two were doing what they loved, but that it was small comfort.

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