Colombian rescue team that found the 4 children. Playback: Twitter

The three children and a baby who had been missing since May 1, after a plane crash in Colombia, were found alive. According to preliminary information, the children were found dehydrated and with insect bites all over their bodies.

The president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, released the news through Twitter, stating that it was a joy for the whole country. The children spent more than a month in a densely forested region in the Colombian Amazon after the accident. The rescue operation involved more than 120 military personnel and around 70 indigenous people, according to the newspaper El Tiempo.

Rescue finds Colombian children after plane crash. reproduction

A helicopter is on its way to rescue the children and take them to the city of San José del Guaviare, where they will receive medical attention. The plane crash resulted in the death of the pilot, Hernando Murcia Morales, the co-pilot, Herman Mendoza Hernández, and the mother of the children, Magdalena Mucutuy Valencia.

The children are 13-year-old Lesly Mucutuy, 9-year-old Soleiny Mucutuy; Tien Mucutuy, 4 years old and Cristin Mucutuy, 11 months old

On May 17, President Petro even announced on social media that the children had been found, but the next day he apologized for the mistaken announcement.

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