An American aid worker with a Bedford County connection was rescued from Somali pirates last night in a nighttime raid by Navy SEALs.
Jessica Buchanan, whose father, according to an NBC report, lives in Goode, had been working with the Danish Refugee Council when she and a Dane, Poul Hagen Thisted, were kidnapped in October. Thisted was also rescued in the raid.
Buchannan and Thisted were working with a de-mining unit of the Refugee Council when they were kidnapped. The organization has been clearing mines and unexploded ordnance in Africa and the Middle East.