Jump to content

2023 Colombia Amazon child rescue

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The area where the children were found.

On 9 June 2023, four children were rescued from the Amazon rainforest, in Colombia after they survived a plane crash on 1 May.[1] The Cessna 206 plane was carrying seven people which included a woman and her four children. All three adults were killed, leaving the children to fend for themselves in the forest. However, all the four children—aged 13, 9, 4 and a 11-month-old toddler— survived in the jungle for nearly 40 days.[2] According to the rescuers, the children were malnourished, and had many insect bites, but no major health issues. According to media, the children belong to an indigenous community, living in or near the jungle. The 13 year old also seems to have been used to guarding the other children, when their mother was at work.

The plane crashed in a region of the rainforest that is difficult to access. When it was discovered there were survivors, a large-scale rescue operation was ordered by the authorities.

References[change | change source]

  1. Lau, Stefano Pozzebon,Caitlin Hu,Hira Humayun,Karol Suarez,Chris (2023-06-10). "Missing children found after 40 days in Amazon survived like 'children of the jungle,' Colombian president says". CNN. Retrieved 2023-06-10.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. "Colombia plane crash: Four children found alive in Amazon after 40 days". BBC News. 2023-06-10. Retrieved 2023-06-10.

Other websites[change | change source]