Posted: Jan 15, 2010 7:41 AM by Ryan Foran & Bethany Tucker
Updated: Jan 15, 2010 7:41 AM
A Los Osos teenager going to school and working as an intern for the U.S. Embassy in Haiti is back on the Central Coast.
Morgan Groth arrived at the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport safely late Thursday night, with his mother waiting to give him a hug that they've both been waiting for. The last two days have been tense for the 16-year-old's family, as they turned to the news to find out the latest on the disaster in Port-au-Prince.
Morgan had been in Haiti since June, working as an intern in the US Embassy where his father works as a diplomat. His mother had finally received word her son was okay a day after the earthquake hit. "Morgan was able to get through to the American embassy with his radio that he did have in hand," said Wendy Medhurst, Morgan's mother. "A neighboring physician that worked for USAD had made it the half-mile, mile or so to the residence and discovered Morgan."
Mother and son finally spoke on the phone early Thursday morning, before he boarded a plane to head back home.
As for Morgan's father, he was on a business trip in Puerto Rico at the time the earthquake struck. He is safe, but stuck in Puerto Rico for now.
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