Sunday, May 21, 2023

"Colombian president retracts claim 4 missing Indigenous children found alive in Amazon after plane crash"

Following up on May 20's "4 kids found alive in jungle 17 days after plane crash".

From CBS News, May 21;

Writing on Twitter, Petro said he had deleted his tweet from Wednesday night in which he had announced their rescue.

"I am sorry for what happened. The military forces and Indigenous communities will continue in their tireless search to give the country the news it is waiting for," he added.

On Wednesday Petro had declared "joy for the country," saying the children, including an 11-month-old baby, had been found alive in the dense Colombian Amazon. Petro said on Twitter the children were found after "arduous search efforts" by the military. 

The announcement had been met with uncertainty as he gave no details about where or how the children had been rescued, nor how they had survived alone in the jungle....