You take the time and effort to work your way back out. If it takes sacrifice, you do it. No body owes someone pulling them out of a hole they dug themself.
I totally agree..
I would dig an up-sloping channel on the side of the hole until I got back to the surface ground.
Put my arms on the top edge and pull myself out.
Just start climbing and stay positive.
Apologize, tell the truth, and hope that's enough.