“He does not know how he managed to get out of the wreck, nor how he got home,” The New York Times reported.
He said he learned from his captors a week ago about the pending release but worried a last-minute hitch might wreck the deal.
The survivors of the wreck face a different kind of purgatory.
early 13c., "goods cast ashore after a shipwreck, flotsam," from Anglo-French wrec, from Old Norse *wrek (cf. Norwegian, Icelandic rek) "wreck, flotsam," related to reka "to drive, push" (see wreak). The meaning "a shipwreck" is first recorded mid-15c.; that of "a wrecked ship" is from c.1500. General sense of "remains of anything that has been ruined" is recorded from 1713; applied by 1795 to dissipated persons.
"to destroy, ruin," c.1500, from wreck (n.). Related: Wrecked; wrecking. Earlier (12c.) it meant "drive out or away, remove;" also "take vengeance."
A completion; a final treatment, summary,etc; recap: This is the 11:30 pm wrap-up of the news (1950s+)