Family: CO man hid for 2 1/2 days in Algeria crisis

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Steven Wysocki was said to have survived a hostage crisis in Algeria by hiding for 2 ½ days from the terrorists.

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DENVER (AP) -- The family of a Colorado man say he survived the hostage crisis in Algeria by hiding from the terrorist for 2 1/2 days.

The statement released Monday said Steven Wysocki was able to escape to the nearby Algerian military base Friday morning. Wysocki worked as a production supervisor at the natural gas field.

He and his wife, Kristi, live in Elbert, a small town on the eastern Colorado plains.

Kristi Wysocki told ABC News (http://abcn.ws/UN4Ldf) that, at times, the terrorists were only a few feet from where her husband was hiding. She said she felt that her husband "made it to hell and back."

A family spokeswoman said she wouldn't be doing any other interviews. In the statement, Steven Wysocki asked for privacy as he recovers from the ordeal.


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