Bauer Calls Home for First Time in Seven Months

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 at 6:26 am
Bauer's Mother Cindy Hickey continues to stay positive and strong

Bauer's Mother Cindy Hickey continues to stay positive and strong

It’s been 222 days since three Americans were detained in Iran, but for the first time in over seven months, their families got to hear their voices.  Iranian authorities allowed Minnesota native Shane Bauer and his friends Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal to call home on Tuesday.  Bauer’s mother Cindy Hickey lives in Pine City.  She spoke to Red Rock Radio on Monday about the challenge to stay positive, the determination to keep pushing forward, and her dreams of reuniting with her son.

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According to Iranians authorities Bauer and Fattal, both 27, are being held in the same cell.  Shourd, 31, is in her own cell but is able to meet with the others two on a daily basis.

Their family of the hikers say they accidentally crossing the border while on a hiking trip in Iraq.

Prior to Tuesday’s phone call, the hikers’ families had not heard an update on their status since October.

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