Miracle Baby & Mother Survive 4 Days In Jungle After Deadly Plane Crash

CNN reports a baby survived for four days with his mother after their plane crashed in a jungle in Colombia.

The plane was bound for Quibdó from Chocó, for what should have been a short 30-minute flight. It crashed shortly after takeoff around 1 p.m. on Saturday. When the plane crashed, it caught on fire. 19-year-old María Nelly Murillo Moreno (pictured above being taken to the hospital) acted quickly to save her infant son. She was reportedly burned in the fire while she worked to rescue her baby from the plane’s wreckage.

 The plane’s pilot, Carlos Mario Ceballos, died when the plane crashed (his body was found on Sunday). Rescue workers began looking for the mother immediately and were aided by small clues she left to help them find her. She dropped the baby’s birth certificate, a cell phone, and even the pilot’s wallet as part of a trail.

Murillo survived on coconut milk while breastfeeding the baby. Rescuers searching for them in helicopters found them on Wednesday. They were both taken to a hospital in Quibdó where doctors found little injuries to the baby except for a sore bottom because he had run out of diapers. Officials credit their survival to the fact that while the cockpit sustained severe damage, the cabin was left relatively unscathed.


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