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IPFS News Link • Heroes

My granddaughter is heroine of miracle jungle rescue:


Four children, aged one, four, nine and 13, have miraculously been found alive 

The eldest was a thirteen-year-old girl who took care of her younger brothers

They survived a plane crash and more than a month in the Amazon jungle 

The eldest of the four Columbian children who survived 40 days in the Amazon jungle is a thirteen-year-old girl who looked after her younger brothers - as her family say she was used to caring for them while their mother worked. 

The siblings, Lesly, 13, Soleiny, nine, Tien Noriel, four, and baby Cristin who had his first birthday while in the rainforest, had been travelling in a light aircraft on May 1 when it crashed. The accident killed everyone else on board, the children's mother Magdalena Mucutui Valencia, the pilot and an indigenous leader. 

Officials in the South American country announced their rescue Friday, bringing a happy ending to a saga with highs and lows as searchers frantically combed through the rainforest hunting for the youngsters.