Daniel Perry Dryden, 66, was hacked to death while on vacation with his wife Nancy, in Lake Izabal, Guatemala. Armed pirates boarded the Dyden’s boat which was anchored in Lake Izabal and stabbed and poked Dryden and his wife Nancy.
The four thieves were looking for money, especially U.S. dollars from Daniel Perry Dryden and his wife, who had no cash or valuables onboard. Nancy Dryden quickly put out a distress call and is now recovering from injuries in a Guatemalan hospital.
Daniel Perry Dryden was a retiree from Alaska who bought a sailboat in February and planned to sail to the Caribbean and the eastern coast of the United States.
Lake Izabal is a popular site among tourists for its jungle and wildlife.
Source: AP News