Transcript for Ugandan official 'prepared...to resolve' case of kidnapped US woman
Thank you, Sam. Now the search for an American woman we were reporting on. Tourist taken hostage in a national park in Uganda by gunmen demanding half a million in ransom. And the fateful decision that unknowingly put her in danger. ABC's Ian Pannell is in Uganda tonight. Reporter: Tonight, the desperate hunt for a missing American tourist and her driver grows. Kimberly sue Endicott documenting her Ugandan safari on Instagram. She and her guide Jean Paul mirenge remezo haven't been seen for more than three days. Untamed beauty rolls on mile after mile after mile. But you can also see why it would be so hard to find anyone who'd been kidnapped. Searching for them in this terrain will be almost impossible. Police believe they still alive. Now a massive manhunt is underway in an area bigger than Chicago and L.A. Combined. Both kidnapped at gunpoint. The abductors using one of their cell phones to demand half a million dollars ransom. And I they were going out in the afternoon searching for the lions and that is when the abduction took place. Ian, I know authorities are offering cautious optimism that the American woman and her guide are alive. As you reported, this a difficult area to search in? That's right, David. That is not only hopeful term I have heard. As you say, the area they got to search here is absolutely enormous. So the longer they are missing, the more desperate that search becomes and the more worrying for the families and loved ones.
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