Tearful rescue for San Diego family reported missing on a hike to Devil's Peak in Baja, Mexico

Posted at 2:16 PM, Jun 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-29 22:11:28-04

BAJA CALIFORNIA, Mexico (KGTV) - A San Diego father and his two daughters are in the care of a search and rescue team Thursday on Devil's Peak in Baja California, Mexico.

Morgan Fox and his daughters Claire and Maura went hiking last week and didn't return home Sunday as planned. Fox's wife was concerned and called Mexican authorities.

A helicopter found the family Tuesday and a ground team reached the family Wednesday evening. The emotional moment was captured on video.

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The family is in the process of hiking out of the mountains.  The process is slow because Fox, an experienced hiker, is also weakened by his diabetes, according to a family friend.