Washington Nationals Player Returns Home After Abduction

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By Alison Henderson

US Major League baseball player, Wilson Ramos returned home Friday after being abducted in Venezuela two days earlier, according to a BBC report.

Ramos, a 24-year-old catcher for the Washington Nationals, was in Venezuela to play in the winter league. His air rescue in the mountain zone was authorized by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, according to the BBC report.

Abductions are a problem for the Venezuelan government, who's statistics show that 895 kidnappings were reported last year, according to a NPR report.

Ramos said he was rescued during a shootout.

"There was a lot of gunfire," he said during a celebration of his on Saturday. "I got under the bed, prayed and cried."

Ramos was greeted by friends and family when he returned. His mother wrapped her arms around him, crying, "How good God is," according to the NPR report.

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