Kidnapped tourist rescued

A woman from Surrey has been rescued after she was kidnapped during a canoe trip in Ecuador. Kathryn Cox, who's 29 and from Limpsfield, was travelling with a tour group through the Cuyabeno nature reserve in the Tarapoa region.

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A Surrey woman is recovering after being kidnapped at gunpoint in South America. Kathryn Cox, a 23-year-old accountant from Surrey, was snatched as she was canoeing in Ecuador.

She and another hostage were abandoned, when their kidnappers realised that military rescuers were closing in on them. This report from Ronke Phillips.

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Kidnap woman rescued

Kathryn Cox was taken at gunpoint while on a canoe trip Credit: Reuters

A woman from Surrey has been rescued by Ecuadorian troops after being kidnapped during a tour.

Kathryn Cox, who's 23 and from Limpsfield, was abducted along with an Australian tourist as they travelled by canoe through the Cuyabeno nature reserve in the Tarapoa region of Ecuador.

Kathryn and Fiona Louise Wilde were kidnapped near the Colombian border Credit: Reuters

A 32-year-old Australian woman, named locally as Fiona Louise Wilde, was also kidnapped.

The pair were held for over 24 hours before being rescued by a 100-strong team from the Ecuadoran army which had been dispatched to find them.

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