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Man survives 31 days in Amazon Jungle by eating worms



A Bolivian man has survived 31 days in the Amazon Jungle by eating worms and drinking rainwater after he was separated from his hunting group.

Jhonatta Acosta told the BBC he became lost in the Amazon Jungle for 31 days after being separated from his four friends while on a hunting trip in northern Bolivia.

Acosta, who was found yesterday, had to hide from wildlife jaguars and wild pigs, surviving by eating worms and bugs while collecting rainwater in shoes.

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"I ate worms, I ate insects, you wouldn't believe all I had to do to survive all this time," he told the BBC.

"It's incredible, I can't believe people kept up the search for so long."

After 31 days in the jungle, Acosta spotted the search party from 300 metres away and limped toward them while shouting.

"A man came running to tell us they'd found my brother. It's a miracle," Horacio Acosta, the man's younger brother said.

"He only had one cartridge in his shotgun and couldn't walk, and he thought no one would be looking for him anymore."

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Aerial View of Amazon Rainforest, South America

Acosta lost 17 kilograms in weight over the month he was missing and had survived with a dislocated ankle for 27 days before he was found. 

The Bolivian Police said they are investigating how Acosta became separated from his hunting group. 

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