New York Rower Returns Home After Pirate Attack near Haiti

Mooney was recently attacked by pirates off the coast of Haiti, which terminated his mission.

{FILE IMAGE} Victor Mooney, of Flushing, Queens arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport, after surviving  an attack from pirates off of Haiti's shoreline

{FILE IMAGE} Victor Mooney, of Flushing, Queens arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport, after surviving an attack from pirates off of Haiti’s shoreline

Mr. Mooney became the first African-American to row across any ocean, when he arrived in St Maarten this June.

His mission was to encourage voluntary HIV testing and honor his brother who died in 1983 from AIDS.

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