Mother, 40, and her three children survive 34 DAYS in Colombian jungle

Mail Online | 1/27/2020 | Ryan Fahey For Mailonline
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A mother and her three children survived 34 days in the Colombian jungle by living off of wild fruits and berries after they got lost while on holiday.

The 40-year-old mother and her three children, aged 14, 12 and 10, were first reported as missing on 19 December.

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Local media reported the family spent most of the 34 days wandering the jungle barefoot, surviving on berries, before they were rescued by the Colombian navy.

Commander of the Naval Force of Southern Colombia, General Sergio Alfredo Serrano, told reporters: 'They were on holiday in the region when they went to meet the children's father and became lost, remaining 34 days as missing.'

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The family members were found near the village of La Esperanza in the northern Peruvian sector of Yubineto which borders with Colombia, Serrano said.

They were following the Putumayo River when they unknowingly crossed into Peru, according to reports.

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Local media said the missing group was found by members of the indigenous Secoya community who contacted Peruvian authorities.

After being rescued,...
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