Rescue teams found two wrecked children clinging to their dead mother who saved their lives by drinking her urine to breastfeed



Aerial view of Tortuga Island, south of the Caribbean Sea in Venezuela. This is where the family boat capsized. Juan Valleton / AFP via Getty Images

  • Venezuelan mother died saving her children after a boat capsized this month.

  • While drifting on a lifeboat for days, Marie Lee Chacon drank her urine and breast-fed her children.

  • Rescue teams found children aged 2 and 6 clinging to their mother who died of dehydration.

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A Venezuelan woman was greeted by a hero for keeping her children alive after a capsized boat and letting them float in the sea for four days. Newsweek reported.

Marie Lee Chacon, her husband, and two children aged 6 and 2 from Higuerote to Tortuga, Venezuela, along with the other five, when a big wave split the hull of the boat on September 3. I was on a pleasure boat to.

The incident forced the group to drift in a small lifeboat for four days in the scorching sun.

Newsweek reported that Chacon drank urine to keep the children alive and was able to breastfeed.

Children identified as Jose David and Maria Beatriz Camblor Chacón were found alive by rescuers earlier this week. They were found clinging to their mother, who died of dehydration.

“The deceased mother kept her children alive by breastfeeding and drinking her urine,” said a spokesman for Instituto Nacional delos Espacios Acuáticos (INEA). According to the New York Post. “She died 3-4 hours before her rescue from dehydration after not drinking water for 3 days.”

A child’s nanny, 25-year-old Veronica Martinez, was also found alive on a lifeboat. According to the New York Post, she was treated for a single burn and dehydration.

The other five, including the child’s father, have not yet been discovered. An INEA spokesman said they were unlikely to be found.

Chacon’s death shocked the country. Her funeral took place on September 11th Broadcast on YouTube.

According to Newsweek, her father, Umberto Chacon, said pleasure cruises were “just a family trip to entertain children.”

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