Plane crash in Colombia: Mum told the kids to leave her and ask for help

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Colombian soldiers take care of the four children soon after they are found

The mother of the children rescued after 40 days in the Amazon jungle asked them to leave and find help while she was dying.

The children’s father, Manuel Ranuck, said Magdalena Mokotoi survived for four days after the plane crash.

Mr Ranock said his eldest daughter told him their mother urged them to “get out” and save themselves.

The siblings, ages 13, nine, five and one, were rescued and flown out of the woods on Friday.

They were taken to a military hospital in the capital, Bogota, where they are receiving medical care.

“The only thing that [13-year-old Lesly] He explained to me that her mother had, in fact, been alive for four days.”

“Before you died, their mother told them something like, ‘You guys get out of here. You guys will see what kind of man your father is, and he will show you the same kind of great love that I showed you,'” he said.

More details have emerged about the children’s time in the woods and their miraculous rescue – including the first things the children said when they were found.

One of the members of the search and rescue team, Nicolás Ordóñez Gómez, remembers the moment they discovered the children.

“The eldest daughter, Leslie, with the little one in her arms, ran up to me. And Leslie said, ‘I’m hungry,'” he told public broadcaster RTVC.

Mr. Ordonez Gómez said the boy replied, “I want some bread and sausage.”

And in a new video posted Sunday of the baby rescue, the four siblings appeared to be emaciated from the weeks they spent fending for themselves in the wilderness.

Mokotoi and her children were traveling on a Cessna 206 to Araraquara, in Amazonas province, to San Jose del Guaviare, on May 1, when it sounded a faraway warning due to engine failure.

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Manuel Ranoc, father of children rescued after 40 days in the Amazon jungle.

She and two of the pilots were killed when it crashed. Their bodies were found at the crash site by the military, but the children apparently survived the wreckage and wandered into the rainforest to find help.

The missing children became the focus of a massive rescue operation involving dozens of soldiers and local residents.

Rescuers tracked down the children after discovering signs in the woods, including footprints and bitten fruit.

The children’s society members hoped that their knowledge of fruits and jungle survival skills would give them a better chance at survival.

The timing of their ordeal meant that “the forest was in harvest” and they could eat the fruit that was in bloom, said Astrid Caceres, president of the Colombian Institute of Family Welfare.

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