Missing bachelorette party returns safely home

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Missing Bachelorette Party Returns Safely Home

A bachelorette party of eight finally returned home to California after being stranded in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in the wake of Hurricane Odile. Now their loved ones are ecstatic.

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A bridesmaid's husband and mother receive a phone call from the missing party. (Photo Credit: NBC)
Family members hear the bride-to-be and bridesmaids are landing in San Diego. (Photo Credit: NBC)
View of main road leading to Cabo San Lucas seen after hurricane Odile knocked down trees and power lines in the city, in Mexico's Baja California peninsula, on September 15, 2014. Odile weakened to category two on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale but still packed powerful winds of 175 kilometers (110 miles) per hour after crashing ashore overnight near Cabo San Lucas, according to the US National Hurricane Center. Some 24,000 foreign tourists and 6,000 Mexican beachgoers spent the night in hotels where conference rooms were transformed into shelters. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
People look at the destruction after hurricane Odile knocked down trees and power lines in Cabo San Lucas, in Mexico's Baja California peninsula, on September 15, 2014. Odile weakened to category two on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale but still packed powerful winds of 175 kilometers (110 miles) per hour after crashing ashore overnight near Cabo San Lucas, according to the US National Hurricane Center. Some 24,000 foreign tourists and 6,000 Mexican beachgoers spent the night in hotels where conference rooms were transformed into shelters. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
Women look at the what is left of their house's roof after hurricane Odile caused destruction in Cabo San Lucas, in Mexico's Baja California peninsula, on September 15, 2014. Odile weakened to category two on the five-level Saffir-Simpson scale but still packed powerful winds of 175 kilometers (110 miles) per hour after crashing ashore overnight near Cabo San Lucas, according to the US National Hurricane Center. Some 24,000 foreign tourists and 6,000 Mexican beachgoers spent the night in hotels where conference rooms were transformed into shelters. AFP PHOTO/RONALDO SCHEMIDT (Photo credit should read RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)
Gulls cool off in a water mot at the Department of Water and Power building in downtown Los Angeles Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, as thunderheads form to the north as moisture from remnants of former Hurricane Odile streams through Southern California amid a heat wave. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
A view of a Wal-Mart super store that was damaged and then looted after the passing of hurricane Odile in San Jose de los Cabos, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. After Odile roared past, residents of the resort state of Baja California Sur struggled with a lack of power and running water and formed long lines for emergency supplies. There were scattered reports of looting. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)
A tourists looks to the ocean from inside a debris-filled area at the Hilton hotel after the resort sustained severe damage from Hurricane Odile in Los Cabos, Mexico, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to big box stores and luxury hotels, leaving roads and entire neighborhoods as disaster zones. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
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Shaun Sumpter, the husband of one of the bridesmaids, received a phone call from his wife on NBC: "You're landing where? ... You're landing in San Diego right now! WOO!"

The bridal party had lost contact with relatives Monday. So just knowing they're safe brings so much relief.

One of the mothers of the bridesmaids spoke on the phone with her daughter: "I'm so happy, honey. I'm so happy. I love you more than you know."

The bridal party says they were fortunate to get a flight out, but other tourists aren't as lucky.

According to Bureau of Consular Affairs, storm damage has delayed people's travel. "Only a limited number of commercial flights are departing the airport in Los Cabos. Routine commercial flights will be available once the airport fully reopens."

But there was no date given as to when the airport will be back up and functioning.

With an estimated 30,000 tourists stranded, many family and friends had to play the waiting game before hearing from loved ones.

And with news outlets showing video footage of the damage Hurricane Odile caused, you can imagine how terrifying it'd be to not know if your loved ones are OK.

Cabo San Lucas is a popular vacation spot and their bridal party isn't the only group to have a frightening story to tell.

Another bachelorette party of 14 women were also in Cabo when the storm hit.

KABC reports they saw military planes at the airport during the middle of the night. They ran to the airport, boarded the plane and landed Tuesday morning in Mazatlan. They'll hopefully return to the U.S. soon.

There are no reported deaths or serious injuries from hurricane Odile in the Cabo San Lucas region.

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