American Family Found Safe in Brazil’s Amazon Region

The U.S. family disappeared in the early hours of Monday morning after river pirates robbed the ferry they were travelling on, and found a few miles up the river on a surfboard.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – An American family traveling through the Amazon region was found safe on Wednesday afternoon by Brazilian authorities after being robbed by river pirates and spending two days in the jungle, say officials from the Public Security Secretary in Para state (SEGUP).

According to officials, Vila Curumu residents found U.S. natives, Adam Harteau, 39, Emily Harteau, 37, and their two daughters, age three and seven were at a river bank, holding on to a surf board. The villa is a few miles up the river from where the American family . . .

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