Four children found alive 40 days after plane crash in Colombian jungle

Fuerzas Militares de Colombia

Four children aged 13, 9, 4, and 1, were found in the Amazon jungle of Colombia 40 days after the crash of the small plane in which they were traveling.

On May 1, 2023, the Cessna 206 in which they were traveling with their mother, the pilot, and a relative crashed in the dense jungle of Colombia’s Caqueta province when it was flying between Araracuara and San Jose del Guaviare, a city in Guaviare province.

All three adults died, with their bodies found at the crash site. The children, however, could not be found and were thus thought to have survived the crash.

A false alarm occurred on May 17, 2023, when Colombian President Gustavo Petro announced in a tweet the rescue of the children, before deleting it.

However, on May 10, 2023, Petro shared a photo of the four children along with soldiers and indigenous people participating in the operation to find the brothers.

“A joy for the whole country! The four children lost 40 days ago in the Colombian jungle have been found alive,” the president commented.

According to the Colombian army, rescuers found the children about 5 kilometers west of the crash site.

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