A California family's harrowing adventure to the jungle in Brazil ended on a happy note when they were found alive after going missing for several days following a pirate attack.
Adam and Emily Harteau and their 3- and 7-year-old daughters were found Wednesday and they were all in good condition. They were treated at a local hospital for insect bites and scratches, authorities said.
The Harteaus were on their way to Breves when gunmen boarded the boat they were on and forced them to go to the city of Porto dos Dias. The crew and passengers were held hostages for several hours before the pirates fled.
When police arrived, there was no sign of the Harteaus and the van the family had been using in their journey was found abandoned in the jungle, authorities said.