Michael Scott Moore
After 32 months of worrying whether they would ever see him alive again, a Redondo Beach family was elated and exhausted Wednesday, 24 hours after learning their son, author Michael Scott Moore, had been freed by Somali pirates.
Somali pirates are threatening to kill a surfing journalist from Manhattan Beach if Navy SEALs attempt to rescue him.
Acclaimed surfing journalist Michael Scott Moore has been kidnapped by Somali pirates. Moore, who was born and raised in Manhattan Beach, was researching for a book about piracy when he was abducted by at least a dozen men in two SUVs Saturday.