Aboriginal children lost despite bad weather Colombian Amazon They never lost consciousness when their plane crashed and they remembered everything, said a rescuer who found them after 40 days in the jungle.
“What we admire about these four minors is that regardless of the girl who didn’t speak, none of them lost consciousness. They remembered everything,” he said. Henry Guerreromembers of the Indigenous Guard who joined the military to rescue the minor on Friday.
brother Leslie (from age 13), solar system (9 in total), noriel of the road (under 5 years old) and Christine (just turned one year old), belong to the community Huitotomanaged to survive in the Amazon jungle between the southern provinces guava yes Kaktawhere jaguars, mountain lions and vipers live.
The four were traveling with three adults, including their mother, who died after the plane crashed on May 1.
“The first thing they asked us (they said) was they were hungry. They wanted rice pudding, they wanted bread, just eat, eat,” he said. Guerrero Speaking to the press outside a military hospital bogota Children recover in it.
The native guards were the first to reach where the minors were, the two youngest of them having their birthday in the middle of the bushes.
They managed to stay in the jungle for 40 days because Leslie He was “very smart” when he assembled his briefcase out of fariña (tapioca flour) from the plane. They also took a towel, a worn-out flashlight, two mobile phones “which I think they used as a distraction at night”, a music box, clothes and soft drinks.
The children were malnourished and weak, so they sheltered in the same place for four days, “with a small cambuchito (temporary tent) with an awning and a towel on the ground.”
A regular pair of sneakers for native guards familiar with the jungle Leslie “He lost it” as they moved disorientated, “which was his clue for us to find them”, two kilometers from the final starting point of Friday’s search.
The minors were found 5 kilometers from where the plane was trapped between trees with its front section destroyed, according to authorities.
GuerreroA person who was first in contact with the children said the minor was near a water source, Leslie confirm that they did hear the language from their grandmothers Huitoto In it they were asked to stop walking, which was uttered by a military helicopter’s loudspeaker.
The rescuers are also responsible for notifying the child’s father that the rescue was successful. Manuel Miller Lanockwho also intervened in the search week.
The discovery comes as local guards despair at the passing of the day. Backed by trained dogs, they searched the jungle for a month with the army.
“Boss, she said she heard all about the helicopters and they were looking for her (…) but they didn’t know where she was going” because of the bushes.