CASTLECRAG, Australia - April 2, 2015 - /AFNews/ --
News is emerging of a daring sea escape organized by Nataly Mathews, the wife of Marc Bolh, a Vermont Entrepreneur held captive by Khuzdûl Truth on the island of Rakiura, New Zealand.
Khuzdûl Truth abducted Mr. Bolh earlier this week
) to raise awareness for a
dispute with the Tolkien Estate. They claim that the indigenous language they have spoken for decades served as inspiration for the secret
language spoken by the dwarves in J.R.R. Tolkien’s book, The Hobbit. After requests to support Khuzdûl in the mobile app
were rebuffed, the group took Mr. Bolh, founder of VidaLingua, captive while
vacationing with his family in Milford Sound.
According to AFNews, Mrs. Mathews organized a harrowing sailboat escape from Rakiura Island, New Zealand with the help of a longtime family friends,
Angus Holden, Joseph McGlennon and John Griffiths. The crew braved rough seas before making landfall in Dunedin on the morning of April 2nd, 2015. No one was injured.
Video of the crossing has appeared on
“We would like to thank the thousands of VidaLingua users and sympathizers who retweeted the #FreeMarcNow in solidarity.” said Mrs. Mathews.