Relatives of a Gwynedd man working for BP at an Algerian gas plant which was attacked by militants have been told he is safe and well.
It is understood Garry Roberts hid in a loft with another man during the four-day siege in which 48 hostages are now thought to have died.
It is believed Mr Roberts may have run a fish and chip shop in Barmouth, where he has lived for about 20 years.
He is a former member of Barmouth's RNLI crew.
His family have been told he is being debriefed prior to returning to the UK.