“A 55-year-old Canadian man was killed while travelling with his 13-year-old daughter in Honduras
Friday, according to second-hand reports posted on Spanish-language news websites.
The tourist was travelling on a boat north of Honduras
in the Caribbean
Sea and decided to camp on a riverbank near the sea, one report said.
He was set upon by several assailants, it read.
It quoted local radio
as saying the 13-year-old alerted residents of the area to the event, but that she is now missing...”
“... Additional Honduran reports say the two were on a yacht trip travelling from Guatemala
to Utila, an island off the coast of Honduras, when they stopped at a lagoon
at El Diamante where the incident took place...”
“... The Spanish-language daily La Prensa said the man, in his 50s, was travelling with his daughter from Guatemala
in their yacht when a storm forced them to seek shelter in a lagoon
on the Caribbean
coast of northern Honduras.
The newspaper quoted police spokesperson Abelino Gomez as saying that an unknown number of men
boarded the Canadians' boat Thursday night, "probably with intent to rob," and shot the father when he tried to stop them.
The teenager called Honduran authorities for help after the shooting, but the attack occurred on an isolated stretch of coast that is two hours by boat from the northern city of Tela and police were unable to reach the scene due to bad weather
After calling to report the killing, the girl disappeared and Honduran police have been unable to contact her. ..”
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of Laguna del Diamente, the remote
bay in Honduras where a Canadian sailor is believed to have been shot by bandits. Photo
taken from an online photo album of an earlier voyage in spring 2010.