Now this is an uplifting tale of human endurance. 18-year-old Maria Nelly Murillo and her one-year-old son were on a small Cessna plane flying produce to another part of the country when the aircraft crashed, killing the pilot.
Murillo and her son received only minor injuries as the aircraft's load of largely fish took most of the impact. The mother and baby survived by "catching rodents" and drinking coconut water, before they were rescued 5 days later.
— ABC News (@ABC) June 25, 2015
The Week.com: Rescuers saw Maria Nelly Murillo, 18, and her son on the passenger list, but they were not inside the plane. They searched for them on foot and by helicopter, and called out Murillo's name from a loudspeaker, asking her to come back to the crash site if she was in the area. Murillo and her son were found on the banks of a river about 500 meters from the crash site after she heard her name being called and started to make her way back to the plane. 'It's a miracle,' said Col. Hector Carrascal of the Colombian Air Force."