Mother, baby found in jun­gle

Los Angeles Times - - THE WORLD -

A woman who sur­vived a plane crash with her months- old baby, drink­ing co­conut wa­ter to stay alive, was res­cued af­ter four days in the jun­gle, Colom­bia’s air force and res­cuers said.

Maria Nelly Murillo and her child were aboard a twinengine Cessna that crashed in a re­mote area of western Colom­bia shortly af­ter tak­ing off from the city of Quibdo, the air force said.

The pi­lot was killed, but res­cuers said a heavy load of f ish in the cabin ab­sorbed much of the crash im­pact.

Ap­par­ently dis­ori­ented, she wan­dered in the jun­gle car­ry­ing her child, sur­viv­ing on co­conut wa­ter and try­ing un­suc­cess­fully to trap ro­dents for food, said Acis­clo Ren­te­ria, the Red Cross vol­un­teer who found her.

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