US hostage Thomas Hamill was recovered by US forces south of Tikrit in Iraq today after he apparently escaped from captors who had been holding him since an attack on a convoy on April 9th, the US military said.
Hamill, of Macon, Mississippi, was "in good health," said Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt.
Kimmitt said US military units were patrolling a petroleum pipeline when Hamill, a truck driver for Halliburton Corp, approached and identified himself.
"Mr Hamill apparently escaped from a building," Kimmitt said. "He has spoken to his family. He is now ready to get back to work."