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A dream trip for US tourist becomes a nightmare of abduction but ends with rescue

(CNN)It was Kimberly Sue Endicott's dream to go on an excursion to see gorillas in their natural habitat.That dream looked more like a nightmare last week when the California woman and her tour guide were kidnapped in a Ugandan national park, taken by gunmen who later used their hostages' cell phones to issue ransom demands.But the ordeal ended Sunday when Ugandan security forces rescued Endicott and her Ugandan guide, Jean Paul Mirenge. They were freed unharmed from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which borders the Queen Elizabeth National Park -- the scene of their abduction during a game-watching drive Tuesday evening.Four other people taken at the same time were previously released, officials said.Endicott is from Orange County and l ...