A California family has been found safe after going missing in Brazil's Amazon. The Washington Post reported that 39-year-old Adam Harris Harteau and 37-year-old Emily Faith Harteau and their daughters Colette, 7, and Sierra, 3, were traveling through the Amazon River delta area when they were attacked by pirates.
According to Associated Press, they were found by a fisherman after a few days in good condition. They suffered just scratches and insect bites.
Authorities said the family had been missing since Sunday when pirates came upon their boat. The pirates forced them to dock and took their belongings. When police arrived, the family was not on the boat. There were no added details on the family's escape.
As People reported, the family keeps a travel blog called Our Open Road, which documents their journeys. They left California in October 2012 in their Volkswagen van and have been exploring South America ever since. They shared photos on their Instagram along the Brazil trip, which included hiking, swimming in caves and meeting locals.
One post reads: "Inside a cave, sunlight streams in through a narrow entrance, illuminating the perfectly clear water. The bathymetry ranges from 30-100 feet, swimming above the peaks and valleys of turquoise and cerulean transport you to another world. Finally found a place where there was no age restriction, so we all rinsed off and hiked down, down down. We were sure Colette would love it, but we weren't so sure about 3 year old Sierra. She surprised us by bravely swimming in an underwater cave with zero protests, only excitement! What an epic afternoon!"
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