Mother, baby found in jungle
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.