Tragic: Venezuelan mother saved her two children after shipwreck by breastfeeding them for four days while she drank her own urine before finally dying

Mariely Chacon, 40, sacrificed her own life to save those of her six-year-old son and two-year-old daughter by trying to stave off dehydration so they had a fighting chance of surviving the harrowing shipwreck. She was left adrift with her kids, found clinging to their dead mum, and their 25-year-old nanny Veronica Martinez for four days in baking temperatures after heading out on a boat trip with family and friends that turned to disaster after a huge wave smashed the vessel’s hull. They had left Higuerote in their native Venezuela for the uninhabited Caribbean island of La Tortuga off the country’s north coast on September 3 but never made it. This sparked a rescue operation that led to the discovery of three of the survivors on an improvised lifeboat and their transfer to hospital.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail