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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.
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The Ecuador interior minister says the Surrey kidnap victim Kathryn Cox and her Australian companion are "in good condition" after their kidnapping. The two women have spoken about their ordeal to say they were "very scared". They have also spoken about their rescue.
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.
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.