Recently-returned Dane asking for peace and quiet while he recovers from his ordeal
S√∏ren Lyngbj√∏rn, who was held captive by Somali pirates for 838 days before he and his fellow Danish hostage, Eddy Lopez, and their four Filipino companions¬†were released two weeks ago,¬†is back on Danish soil in an undisclosed location.
‚ÄúHe has been in Denmark for a few days,‚Äù Lyngbj√∏rn‚Äôs mother Gerda told TV 2 News. ‚ÄúHe is doing well, under the circumstances.‚Äù
Gerda Lyngbj√∏rn said that she has visited her son and he plans on staying in his secluded spot until he regains his strength.
S√∏ren Lyngbj√∏rn sent out a press release, via Shipcraft, the shipping company that employed Lyngbj√∏rn and Lopez when they were taken, asking that his wish for privacy be respected.
‚ÄúRight now, I need peace and quiet so that I can concentrate on getting well,‚Äù he said. ‚ÄúThis has been an ordeal for my family, so I ask that everyone respect our need for privacy.‚Äù
Lyngbj√∏rn thanked everyone for their interest in his well-being and praised his rescuers and Shipcraft for looking after his family while he was held captive.
Upon his release, it was reported that Lyngbj√∏rn was suffering from a nerve infection and would need immediate hospital care upon returning to Denmark.