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July 2, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A south Georgia man held hostage in South America for more than five years is free.

Keith Stansell was being held a rebel militia group in Colombia.

The Miller County man was working as a U. S. government contractor on an anti-drug mission when he was taken hostage after his plane crashed.

Two fellow contractors and eight other hostages were released Wednesday.

Stansell's children now live in Florida.

A family friend confirms that Stansell will be reunited with his family in Texas.

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