Sunday, May 16

The pilot who fell into the Amazon and survived 36 days alone, surrounded by snakes and crocodiles


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Antonio with the chestnut pickers who rescued him.

Image source, Antonio Sena

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Antonio with the chestnut pickers who rescued him.

Lost and alone in one of the most remote corners of Brazil’s vast rainforests, at least Antonio Sena knew what he feared most: “the great predators of the Amazon: jaguars, crocodiles and anacondas.”

But the 36-year-old pilot wasn’t just worried about being a deadly animal’s next meal. He had to find food, water and a shelter.

It was a terrifying task and he feared that after his plane crash it would take days to rescue him.

What Antonio did not suspect was that he would struggle to survive, hungry and alone, for more than a month.


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