Thursday, September 22, 2011

Call to UK saves couple trapped in Amazon rainforest

Thursday 22 September 2011
Source: CBBC Newsround

Britons Bruce Scott and Lesley Norris have been rescued from the depths of the Amazon rainforest - thanks to coastguards in Cornwall.

The couple got into trouble when their motor-home got stuck in a ditch in Brazil in South America after the bridge they were driving across collapsed.

So they rang their family in Eastbourne, who rang Dover coastguards, who contacted Falmouth coastguards, who contacted the navy in Brazil!

The navy then sent a helicopter to rescue the pair, who where unharmed.

After the rescue mission, Mr Scottt said: "As we started to cross it [the bridge], it just crashed down into the ravine."

He added: "I would like to say to all of them [those involved in the rescue] 'Thank you so much for pulling out all the stops'."

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