DENVER (AP) — The family of a Colorado man who survived the hostage crisis in Algeria says he hid for 2 ½ days before managing to escape.

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 ( ) 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.