Family saved from Baja California mountain thank rescuers

Posted at 2:24 PM, Jul 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-01 17:26:38-04

(KGTV) - The family of a San Diego husband and two daughters that went missing this week is thanking rescuers for their care and their help returning them home.

The family of Morgan Fox and his daughters, Claire and Maura, said "words cannot express the gratitude we feel," in a statement to 10News.

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"First of all, we would like to thank everyone for their concerns and outpouring of love, throughout this terrifying ordeal. We especially want to give our heartfelt appreciation to the rescue teams that saved Morgan, Claire, and Maura. Without their immediate response, the situation could've turned out tragic," the statement read. "We are so thrilled and relieved that our family is safe and sound and back together again."

The trio was supposed to return home from a hike on Devil's Peak in Baja California, Mexico, Sunday but did not, prompting Fox's wife to call Mexican authorities.

After a day, a helicopter located the family still on top the mountain and a ground team reached them Wednesday night.

The family has asked for privacy following their return home.

The rest of their statement read:

"This has been a terrifying and exhausting time, and we need space and time to be together as a family in order to process what we have all been through. We may, at a later date, be open to telling our story, but please, for now, we ask for privacy.

Again, thank you to everyone for your thoughts and prayers."