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#301769 - 06/07/23 02:23 PM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: dougwalkabout]
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Back to the issue: what happened to the kids?

The searchers suspect they've been as close as 100 yards to the children and yet couldn't find them. That tells you how dense the foliage is.

I talked with a SAR person and it was interesting regarding the psychology of searching for children or people with dementia. Somehow you have to get inside their heads -- they don't behave like normal adults.

It's hard to see how the infant could have survived, unless it was already eating solid food and the others could feed him/her.

And yet the searchers are using dogs, and they say if there was a deceased individual they would find it quickly.

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#301770 - 06/07/23 02:40 PM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: dougwalkabout]
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A bit more on how the actual crash occurred:

https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/02/americas/...atam/index.html

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#301790 - 06/10/23 02:36 AM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: dougwalkabout]
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They are alive! Searchers found them, 40 days after the crash!

I think these kids know more about survival than I do.

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/4-indigenou...ombia-1.6435487



Edited by dougwalkabout (06/10/23 03:05 AM)

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#301793 - 06/10/23 12:11 PM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: dougwalkabout]
Ren Offline
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Excellent news.

40 days, presumably minimal to no kit, and with a 4 yo and 11 mo.

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#301794 - 06/10/23 01:08 PM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: dougwalkabout]
chaosmagnet Offline
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Thatís truly impressive.

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#301799 - 06/11/23 05:51 PM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: dougwalkabout]
Ren Offline
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BBC have a more in depth article.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-65871238

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#301802 - 06/11/23 09:46 PM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: dougwalkabout]
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Excellent link, Ren.

I like how the children grew up playing "survival games" with their elders in the jungle. They taught them what they needed to know in a crisis. Well done.

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#301803 - 06/12/23 01:21 PM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: dougwalkabout]
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#301810 - 06/16/23 12:45 AM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: dougwalkabout]
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#301817 - 06/17/23 06:29 PM Re: Children Survive Jungle Plane Crash (?) [Re: dougwalkabout]
Ren Offline
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