Florent Lemacon

 

Age: 28

 

Summary: French yachtsman who was shot and killed in an exchange of gunfire as he tried to take cover inside a cramped cabin when French navy commandos stormed his yacht that was held hostage by Somali pirates for about a week during a rescue operation off the Mediterranean coast after the captive passengers were threatened with execution, in which two pirates were also killed and three were captured, but four other hostages, including Lemacon's wife and their 3-year-old son, were released.

 

 

Cause of Death: Gunshot wounds

 

Born: July 17, 1980

 

Died: April 10, 2009

 

Location: Ras Hafun, Somalia