Four children who went missing for more than two weeks after the plane they were traveling in crashed in a jungle in Colombia were found alive, President Gustavo Petro said on Wednesday, May 17.
The children – aged just 13, 9, 4 and 11 months – were found in thick jungle in Caqueta province, local media reported.
The plane, a Cessna 206, was carrying seven people on a route between Araracuara and San Jose del Guaviare, and went missing on May 1, Colombia’s military said.
El Tiempo reported that the two pilots of the plane and the children’s mother were found dead on May 16.
Footage and images released by the Colombian Military Forces shows the downed aircraft, soldiers searching for the children with canines, as well as traces left behind by the children, such as a bottle and fruit peels.
The military said its canine units were able to track an improvised shelter made by the children along with other elements that gave them clues to the trail of the missing minors. Credit: Colombian Military Forces via Storyful