Wilmette student returns to U.S.

January 18, 2010 2:43:12 PM PST
A college student from north suburban Wilmette is back in the U.S. after surviving the earthquake in Haiti. Paul Tyska was with a group of students from Lynn University in Florida. They had gone to Haiti to help the poor during their school's winter break.

Those who made it home said they're glad to be back- but concerned about four fellow students and two faculty members who are still missing.

Tyska said he and his classmates walked to the U.S ambassador's house believing that was the safest place for them.

"All 8 of us, never left. Never left. Went to the bathroom in pairs, and not far away. We were all together. We would never split up, even when they were like, 'These cars are going to the same places.' We never split up, ever," said Paul Tyska, Lynn University Student.

The parents of those missing students are pleading with the U.S. government to get more people into Haiti to help with the search.