A British woman kidnapped in Ecuador while visiting a remote nature reserve in the Amazon jungle has been rescued.
Kathryn Sara Cox, 23, was abducted on Friday with an Australian woman near the country's border with Colombia.
Ecuador's interior minister Jose Serrano said the pair were rescued last night by police and armed forces.
A photograph was later tweeted of Ms Cox and the 32-year-old Australian woman, named in reports as Fiona Louise Wilde, as they left an aeroplane following their rescue.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) said the safety of Ms Cox was now "top priority" as UK and Ecuadorian authorities worked together to find who was responsible.
An FCO spokesman said:
The incident took place as the women travelled by canoe as part of a tour group in the Cuyabeno nature reserve in the Tarapoa region of Sucumbios province, in the north east of Ecuador close to the border with Colombia.
They were seized by what authorities in the country said was a Colombian group, the BBC said.The Ecuadorian government said three other foreigners were with the two women when they were set upon in the park. The other three were not taken by the kidnappers.
The FCO currently advises against all travel to the areas immediately bordering Colombia in Carchi province due to criminal activity and organised crime.