The search for children after the plane crash in which they were traveling was intense and difficult. For days on end, in the rain and in the hostile geography of the jungle, the Security forces from Colombia they did not lower their arms.
Finally, after 17 days (the plane crash took place on May 1) of endless walks, sightings from helicopters and meticulous checks, President Gustavo Petro announced in a tweet that the four little ones had been saved alive.
According to the information found, the minors would have built a makeshift shelter to which the troops arrived after following some indications. And with the help of A very special assistant.
“Operating Miracle”: the help of Ulises, the hero dog
“After painstaking searches by our Military Forces, we found alive the four children who disappeared in the plane crash in Guaviare. A joy for the country”detailed the boss on the social network this Wednesday 17 May.
And beyond certain doubts and indiscretions that arose in front of the announcement, the news of “miracle” It has been around the world.
THE four children who survived are Lesly Mucutuy (13), Soleiny Mucutuy (9), Tien Noriel Ronoque Mucutuy (4) and Cristin Neriman Ranoque Mucutuy (11 months).
Everyone is children of Magdalena Mucutuy Valencia (33), the woman who died in the accident together with Herman Mendoza Hernández, a militant in the fight for the rights of indigenous peoples, and the pilot Hernando Murcia Morales.
Providing details of the search, the National Army confirmed on Twitter that the hope of finding the babies alive has increased thanks to the tracing work of Ulises. one of his dogswhich today has become a true hero.
“Thanks to the guidance of our canine Ulises, the Special Forces found a makeshift shelter AND elements that would give indications of the trace of missing minors after the Cessna 206 crash”They posted on their account along with pictures of the pet fulfilling its duties.
And they added: “This fact fills the troops on the ground with encouragement and hope and becomes a new signal that guides the search and rescue efforts”.
According to these publications, therefore, the help Ulises provided was crucial to find the children, since they had found the makeshift camp given to them encouragement to the over 100 in uniform They wanted to find them.
THE objects found by Ulysses and the traces left by childrenThey confirmed to the military that the little ones had been walking for several days looking for a way out of the jungle, as they had some knowledge of the area because they were indigenous.
The other mission of Ulises, the hero dog
It wasn’t the first time Ulises was part of rescue missions. The animal was too participated in the Colombian entourage that traveled to Türkiye to help search for survivors after the earthquake which was registered in that country in mid-February of this 2023.
The group, which Ulises was a part of, arrived in Turkish territory on February 15 to join the tasks of assisting the population affected by the earthquake that occurred on the border with Syria.
“My puppy of Ulysses He gave the signal in a building, like nine or ten stories high, that was more or less stacked about four stories, so I went in with my little dog and near the stairs to go down, Ulises barked and gave the signal of a living person. , then once I was happy”said at that time the soldier Seferino Ríos, responsible for the care and guidance of the animal.
Ríos has also confessed that he wants take Ulysses home after the end of his working life.
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