A 40-year-old mother and her three children aged 14, 12 and 10 rescued by the Colombian Navy from the Colombian jungle after 34 days.
The mother and her children were reported missing on 19 December. The tourist family was on holiday in the region. They went to meet the children’s father and became lost, remaining 34 days as missing.
The family survived on wild fruit and berries. They spent 34 days wandering the jungle barefooted.
Commander of the Naval Force of Southern Colombia said: “The family members were found near the village of La Esperanza.
They were found by the Secoya community who contacted Peruvian authorities. Mother said after being found by authorities: “We lasted half an hour without drinking water and then we fainted. We had to drink water all the time and the girls were unable to walk.”
The family was taken to the hospital because they were found with symptoms of malnourishment and minor injuries.
The mother confirmed that they ate wild fruits and whatever else they could find for the 34 days they were missing.”
The four family member reunited with the father when the reached hospital. It was not clear which country they are from.