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Mother, baby rescued 4 days after plane crash in Colombian jungle

  • In this photo distributed by Colombia's Air Force, a rescue worker puts Maria Nelly Murillo on a stretcher after she and her baby were airlifted for medical treatment to Quibdo, in Colombia's western state of Choco, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Rescuers reached Murillo and her 1-year-old son after they survived a June 20 plane crash in the jungle, shortly after taking off from Quibdo. The pilot was killed, and Murillo suffered some injuries and burns, but the baby was unhurt. (Colombia's Air Force via AP)

    In this photo distributed by Colombia's Air Force, a rescue worker puts Maria Nelly Murillo on a stretcher after she and her baby were airlifted for medical treatment to Quibdo, in Colombia's western state of Choco, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Rescuers reached Murillo and her 1-year-old son after they survived a June 20 plane crash in the jungle, shortly after taking off from Quibdo. The pilot was killed, and Murillo suffered some injuries and burns, but the baby was unhurt. (Colombia's Air Force via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo distributed by Colombia's Air Force, a Colombian Red Cross volunteer holds one-year-old Yudier Moreno as he and his mother are flown by helicopter for medical treatment to Quibdo, in Colombia's western state of Choco, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Rescuers reached the baby and his mother after they survived a June 20 plane crash in the jungle shortly after taking off from Quibdo. The pilot was killed, and the mother suffered some injuries and burns, but the baby was unhurt. (Colombia's Air Force via AP)

    In this photo distributed by Colombia's Air Force, a Colombian Red Cross volunteer holds one-year-old Yudier Moreno as he and his mother are flown by helicopter for medical treatment to Quibdo, in Colombia's western state of Choco, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Rescuers reached the baby and his mother after they survived a June 20 plane crash in the jungle shortly after taking off from Quibdo. The pilot was killed, and the mother suffered some injuries and burns, but the baby was unhurt. (Colombia's Air Force via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this photo distributed by Colombia's Air Force, a rescue worker embraces Maria Nelly Murillo as she and her baby are flown by helicopter for medical treatment to Quibdo, in Colombia's western state of Choco, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Rescuers reached Murillo and her 1-year-old son after they survived a June 20 plane crash in the jungle shortly after taking off from Quibdo. The pilot was killed, and Murillo suffered some injuries and burns, but her baby was unhurt. (Colombia's Air Force via AP)

    In this photo distributed by Colombia's Air Force, a rescue worker embraces Maria Nelly Murillo as she and her baby are flown by helicopter for medical treatment to Quibdo, in Colombia's western state of Choco, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. Rescuers reached Murillo and her 1-year-old son after they survived a June 20 plane crash in the jungle shortly after taking off from Quibdo. The pilot was killed, and Murillo suffered some injuries and burns, but her baby was unhurt. (Colombia's Air Force via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Colombian officials say they've rescued a woman and her 1-year-old son who survived four days in the jungle after a plane crash.

The air force says rescuers reached Maria Nelly Murillo and her child in a remote area of western Colombia and flew them to the town of Quibdo for medical treatment. Murillo suffered some injuries and burns but the baby was unhurt.

The official statement says the two were aboard a twin-engine Cessna that crashed Saturday, killing the pilot.

Murillo told rescuers she climbed a hill with her child to get away from the plane, which she feared might explode.

She says she survived on coconut water until a local person came across her on Tuesday and summoned help.

Air Force Col. Hector Carrascal called her survival a miracle.