The four children lost 40 days ago after a plane crash in Colombia are found alive

The four children lost 40 days ago after a plane crash in Colombia are found alive

2023-06-10 09:57:28

after passing 40 days in the Colombian junglethe four children who had been missing since the plane they were traveling in crashed on May 1 were found with vinea, as reported by the Colombian authorities. The protagonists of this miracle are the minors Lesly Mukutuy, 13 years old; Soleiny Mukutuy, 9; Tien Noriel Ronoque Mukutuy, 4, and one-year-old baby Cristin Neruman Ranoque.

Los children, brothers to each other, were found after five in the afternoon in a remote point between the departments of Caquetá and Guaviare where they were searched without rest for weeks by some 200 soldiers, including commandos of the Army Special Forces, and indigenous people from various tribes who knew the jungle, all united in the “Operation Hope”.

The Colombian President, Gustavo Petro, has celebrated the news on his Twitter account: “A joy for the whole country! The 4 children who were lost 40 days ago in the Colombian jungle appeared alive”.

“The indigenous communities that were in search and the Military Forces jointly found the children, 40 days later. They were alone. They themselves achieved an example of total survival that will remain in history. Those children are today the children of Peace“, explained the president in a press conference that the Colombian Presidency has published on his Twitter account upon arriving in his country after the visit to Cuba to agree on a ceasefire with the ELN.

A Black Hawk rescue helicopter has taken them to the military base in San José del Guaviare, capital of Guaviare, where “they were stabilized.” “The military forces found the four children with signs of dehydration and insect bites. However, they are doing well.”reports the newspaper El Tiempo. The Colombian Minister of National Defense, Iván Velásquez Gómez, has announced that tomorrow, as far as possible, the minors will be transferred to the Bogotá Military Hospital to continue their recovery.

The rescue dog, Wilson, who has been key to the discovery, has not been found with the childrenso people have turned to social networks to ask the president to continue the search.

The minors traveled with their mother and another companion in a Cessna 206 aircraft operated by Avianline Charter’s company who suffered an accident while flying over the department of Caquetá (south), in a jungle area. According to investigations, collected by the station Caracol Radio, the pilot reported by radio of a failure in the plane’s engineand shortly after it would have landed on the treetops, the aircraft falling violently to the ground and being half buried vertically in the ground.

Authorities found the bodies of the three adults a few weeks later, but found evidence that the children were still alive. Since the plane was found, a gigantic search operation of the four children during which the military and indigenous people walked thousands of square kilometers of jungle and made numerous helicopter and airplane flights until today they were finally found.

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