Family back in U.S. after escaping Brazil pirates with surfboard. The American family of four that survived a pirate attack in the Brazilian Amazon is back in the U.S. after using a surfboard to escape captivity and float across a river.Adam and Emily Harteau had been traveling by van in South America for five years before the attack on them and their two daughters, ages 6 and3, in the country’s Pará state late last month.
The California couple’s disappearance prompted worries that they have been kidnapped in the remote region, though they now say they managed tofind safety with the board later seen in their smiling photos.“We escaped on a surfboard and were on the run for our lives until we chose to be spotted by a large passenger ferry on our 4th day in the wilds,” they posted from their Instagram account Our Open Road.
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