California Woman Kidnapped While on Safari in Uganda

Kimberley Endecott entered Uganda on 29 March and flew the next day to the park in the country's southwest

Kimberley Endecott entered Uganda on 29 March and flew the next day to the park in the country's southwest

A relative of a California woman kidnapped while on a safari in Uganda said Friday he wants to see the US send in Navy SEALS to locate and rescue her if that's what it takes. But Rich Endicott says she is actually in her late 50s and everyone calls her Kim. Endicott is 56 years old and lives in Costa Mesa, California.

The State Department said in a Friday statement that the safety and security of USA citizens overseas is its highest priority.

"They should have notified us and informed us that they're going out for a game drive and then we would have availed them a guard but they didn't do this", he said. Kimberly Sue Endicott and her local driver were taken at gunpoint inside Queen Elizabeth National Park in Uganda on Tuesday evening. CBS News correspondent Roxana Saberi reports the search for Endicott and tour driver Jean-Paul Mirgene Remezo has expanded beyond the park, where four gunmen abducted them.

A relative of a California woman who authorities say was kidnapped during a safari in Uganda wants the U.S.to save her and suggested sending in Navy SEALS if necessary.

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Lopez said Endicott had been documenting her trip on social media.

"From their camp in the park, they just got into a vehicle and went out. I guess it depends on who took her, whether or not even paying the $500 thousand would do any good to tell you the truth", said Timothy Smith, Kimberly's former neighbor. "But he didn't say any of those things, and maybe they're doing those things, but who knows".

After the kidnapping, the US government issued a travel alert to that area of Uganda.

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