The 40-year-old and her children, aged 14, 12 and 10, disappeared on December 19 while on holiday in Colombia, and were found after crossing the border into Peru

    The family members are reunited with the dad after being missing for 34 days (Image: CEN)

    A mum and her three children reportedly survived for more than a month in the Colombian jungle after they got lost while on holiday.

    Incredibly they ate fruit and berries while they were missing for 34 days.

    The 40-year-old mum and her kids, aged 14, 12 and 10, were reported as missing on December 19, navy commander Sergio Alfredo Serrano told local media.

    They had accidentally crossed into Peru.

    He said: "They were on holiday in the region when they went to meet the children's father and became lost, remaining 34 days as missing."

    The family members were reportedly found near the village of La Esperanza in the northern Peruvian sector of Yubineto, which nestles on the border with Colombia.

    They survived by eating wild fruit and berries
    (Image: CEN)

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    They were following the Putumayo River when they unknowingly crossed into Peru, according to reports.

    Local media said the missing group was found by members of the indigenous Secoya community who contacted the Peruvian authorities.

    After being rescued, the unnamed mother told local media: "We lasted half an hour without drinking water and then we fainted. We had to drink water all the time and the girls were unable to walk."

    The four were taken to hospital after they were found
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    According to local media, the tourists were taken to the ESE Hospital Maria Angelines in the southern Colombian town of Puerto Leguizamo with symptoms of malnourishment and minor injuries.

    Reports said that the family spent most of the 34 days wandering the jungle barefoot.

    Serrano said: "The mother confirmed that they ate wild fruits and whatever else they could find for the 34 days they were missing.

    They had unknowingly crossed into Peru, officials said
    (Image: CEN)

    "We hope there will not be any complications and we will keep you informed about the family's health situation."

    Reports said that the four family members were reunited with the father when they arrived at hospital.

    Local media did not mention which country the tourists came from.

    In November 2017, the police found a 17-year-old boy with mental disabilities who had escaped from a centre and spent 28 days in the Amazonian jungle.

    The teenager, named Martin Camilo Carihuasari, was found near a river in the southern Colombian jungle region of Pichuna.



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