Vicious pirates raid the yacht of a family on a shooting a father dead and ...

Vicious pirates raid the yacht of a family on round-the-world trip of a lifetime, shooting dead a father, 60, and attacking his wife with a machete Alan Culverwell, 60, was fatally shot by pirates on a family yacht in Panama His family awoke to a noise at the vessel's roof, which Mr Culverwell checked on  The father-of-two was shot, while his wife Derryn was attacked with a machete 

By Paula Ahillon For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 10:51 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 10:54 BST, 3 May 2019

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Pirates have raided the yacht of a family on a round-the-world trip, shooting a father dead and attacking his wife and child with a machete.

New Zealand man Alan Culverwell, 60, was killed by armed robbers on his 65-foot yacht near Morodub island in the Guna Yala district in Panama's north-east about 2am on Thursday local time.

The father-of-two was wounded with knives before being shot by a group of hooded attackers who stole a boat engine, Stuff reported.

His wife Derryn and daughter Briar were injured and taken to hospital in Panama City.

New Zealand man Alan Culverwell (pictured), 60, was killed by the armed robbers on his 65-foot yacht

New Zealand man Alan Culverwell (pictured), 60, was killed by the armed robbers on his 65-foot yacht

The father-of-two was wounded with knives before being shot by a group of hooded attackers

The father-of-two was wounded with knives before being shot by a group of hooded attackers

Their other child, Fynn,

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