19 Dec 2012 10:00 AM
FINAL MEMBER OF KIDNAPPED NBC NEWS TEAM OUT OF SYRIA
 
 



Statement from NBC News:

Ian Rivers, NBC News technical support staff, has left Syria.

He got separated from the rest of Richard Engel's production team in the midst of the firefight which resulted in the NBC team's escape from captivity. Until now, Rivers' whereabouts in Syria have been unknown.

Rivers is said to be in good condition and will be evaluated in Turkey.


Statement from NBC News President Steve Capus:

Now that Ian Rivers has been reunited with Richard Engel’s entire production team, all of us at NBC News can breathe a huge sigh of relief and express our deep appreciation to all who helped secure their freedom. At the same time, our thoughts and concerns are with those who remain missing inside Syria and we hope for their swift and safe release.

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For more information contact:

Erika Masonhall
NBC News
e: erika.masonhall@nbcuni.com
t:@erikamasonhall
 

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