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Bolivian rescued days after jungle plane crash

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Bolivian rescued days after jungle plane crash


Given up for dead, the sole survivor of a plane crash has been rescued from Bolivia’s Amazon jungle, three days after the small aircraft went down.

Miracle man Minor Vidal Huerta, a cosmetics salesman, suffered serious head and rib injuries in the crash. He said he escaped after more than 15 hours trapped in the wreckage and began to walk, drinking his own urine and water from a lagoon to stay alive.

As news emerged of Vidal Huerta’s survival, the 35-year-old’s family rejoiced.

Nine people had been travelling on the plane that crashed near Trinidad in Bolivia’s northeast. It had earlier taken off from the city of Santa Cruz for a 90-minute flight. When rescuers found only eight bodies in the wreckage, they kept searching deeper into the forest.

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