The Search for Wilson: Colombia’s Heroic Rescue Dog Gone Missing

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Colombia's Heroic Rescue Dog Gone Missing

Last Updated on June 14, 2023 by Fumipets

The Search for Wilson: Colombia’s Heroic Rescue Dog Gone Missing

 

The Brave Belgian Shepherd in Amazon Rescue Mission

Wilson, a six-year-old Belgian Shepherd, became a national hero in Colombia for his crucial role in the Amazon rescue mission, finding four indigenous children who survived a tragic plane crash in May.

Now, Wilson himself has gone missing, turning the successful children’s rescue operation into a nationwide search for this courageous canine.

From Rescuer to the Rescued

Involved in weeks of rigorous search in the unforgiving Amazonian wilderness, Wilson used his exceptional tracking skills to locate the children, survivors of a deadly plane crash.

Members of the Colombian public have offered support for the search, posting messages like ‘Falta Wilson’ or ‘Missing Wilson’ [File: Luisa Gonzalez/Reuters]
Members of the Colombian public have offered support for the search, posting messages like ‘Falta Wilson’ or ‘Missing Wilson’ [File: Luisa Gonzalez/Reuters]
His efforts have been instrumental, even reportedly finding a bottle belonging to the youngest child, Cristin. But in the process, Wilson too disappeared into the thick, verdant jungle.

A Companion in the Wilderness

Reports from El Tiempo suggest Wilson might have stumbled upon the children during his pursuit. Astrid Cáceras, the director of the Colombian Family Welfare Institute, shared that the children recalled a friendly interaction with a dog while lost in the forest.

Lesly, the oldest sibling, even drew a picture of a brown dog resembling Wilson, hinting at his possible company during their wilderness ordeal.

A Nationwide Effort to Find Wilson

The successful recovery of the children ignited a wave of relief across the nation. However, the joy is incomplete. Now, the spotlight has turned to Wilson, the courageous Belgian Shepherd whose fate remains unknown.

Colombia's Heroic Rescue Dog Gone Missing

The Colombian military announced their commitment to continue Operation Hope, previously aimed at finding the children, with the new goal of ensuring Wilson’s safe return.

In a statement that resonates with the spirit of camaraderie, the Colombian army said, “The search is not over. We will not abandon a fallen comrade.” Their Twitter page echoed this sentiment, uniting the country in their hope to bring their “canine commando” home.

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As the search for Wilson intensifies, the Colombian public stands united, sharing messages of support such as “Falta Wilson” or “Missing Wilson”, reflecting the national sentiment of concern and hope for their heroic Belgian Shepherd.


Source: Original Story

https://www.aljazeera.com/

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