Alexander Pinczowski is engaged to Cameron Cain - who is the daughter of Raleigh resident Jim Cain. He's a former U.S. ambassador to Denmark and president of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Pinczowski and his sister Sascha were at the Brussels airport on the phone with their mother when one of the bombs went off.
Jim Cain told ABC11 Pinczowski's mother heard a loud noise.
"He and Sascha were in the ticket line to board Delta flight 34 from Brussels to J.F.K. and at that point the phone, Marjan said the phone sounded like it went underwater and then, then went dead. So that's the last contact anyone had with Alex or Sascha," said Cain.
The family remains hopeful that the Pinczowskis are in a hospital somewhere, but Cain said he knows it could be worse news for the family ahead.
Cain said Pinczowski and Cameron met five years ago while the two were taking classes at Duke. They were supposed to meet in New York and then fly to Raleigh Wednesday for a friend's wedding. Instead, the Cain family is flying to Brussels to be with Pinczowski's parents as they search for their son and daughter.
Cain says he is grateful for all the support from his home state.
Watch the full interview with Jim Cain below:
"I can feel the prayers and thoughts of all of our friends back in North Carolina which means a great deal. I can't tell you how much it means to us ... And we look forward to coming home soon," he said.
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