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Three-year-old survives 12 days alone in jungle

world Updated: Oct 04, 2007 15:35 IST

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A three-year-old boy survived a 12-day ordeal all by himself in the Brazilian Amazon forest before he could be rescued.

The child, currently receiving medical attention, was lost while trying to follow his father, a farmer, who works on the outskirts of the Amazon municipality, Spanish news agency EFE reported on Thursday.

The boy was recovered after a 12-day search by relatives, local residents and rescue teams.

The boy, who fed on wild plants, was found suffering from rashes and dehydration but doctors at the hospital where he was recuperating ruled out any serious medical problems.