Warren Weinstein Asks for President Obama to Rescue Him

A video of a desperate plea surfaces from an American kidnapped in Pakistan.
3:00 | 12/26/13

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in deep powder. We turn overseas to the new video of an american kidnapped. He went missing in pakistan two years ago. Tonight the images of him looking straight into the camera with a message for the president. Here's abc's muhammad lila. I'm addressing this video to president obama. Reporter: It's the first proof in more than a year that kidnapped american warren weinstein may still be alive. It seems that I have been totally abandoned and forgotten. Reporter: The 72 year old was working as a contractor for the u.S. Government in lahore, park stan's second largest city when gunman stormed into his house two years ago. Since then, us officials, believe he's been held captive by al qaeda's new leader, ayman al zawahri, in one of the most dangerous places in the world. The terror breeding grounds between afghanistan and pakistan. There's no way to go into it. We're talking about areas that are thousands of miles long. I would hope that I country will now look after me. Reporter: Before today, this was the only video of weinstein. My life is in your hands, mr. President. Reporter: Released last year, looking healthier, saying his captors would release him if america freed all prisoners at guantanamo bay. Today it's a much different picture. Suffering from a heart condition, his health is deteriorating. And with the clock ticking, he ends the video with an emotional message to his family. I think about each and every one of them every moment of every day of my captivity. Reporter: David, the state department told us they're working to verify the authenticity of the video but there's no indication that any actual negotiations are underway. All the state department would tell us is that their hopes and prayers are with him and the many who miss him. .

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