Luis Manuel Diaz was reunited along with his spouse and household on Thursday following 13 days in captivity, as particulars of his kidnapping in Colombia start to emerge.
Diaz Sr., the daddy of Liverpool winger Luis Diaz, was kidnapped alongside along with his spouse, Cilenis Marulanda, on Saturday, October 28, of their hometown of Barrancas.
Marulanda was rescued swiftly however Diaz Sr. spent nearly two weeks within the arms of the ELN, a guerrilla group recognised as terrorists, earlier than his launch on Thursday.
The information got here shortly earlier than kickoff in Diaz’s first begin for Liverpool for the reason that ordeal started, whereas again in Colombia, his father was escorted to his household.
Greeted by a big crowd, Diaz Sr. embraced these ready for him, together with his spouse of over 30 years.
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“I wish to thank God for this second probability,” he advised these ready on the Alfonso Lopez Pumarejo airport.
“Thanks to all of the individuals of Barranco, thanks all, I like you very a lot. I’ll quickly have the chance to greet you, thanks very a lot.”
In particulars reported by Colombian outlet Semana, it was revealed that Diaz Sr. fell off the bike on which he was initially kidnapped.
Additional reviews declare that the winger’s father was compelled to journey a horse which left him “battered.”
Monsignor Francisco Ceballos, who was amongst a delegation from the Catholic Church which greeted Diaz Sr., defined that he was “strolling for six days day and evening.”
“It’s a really emotional second if you see an individual who has been disadvantaged of his liberty in entrance of you,” he stated, in quotes carried by the Mirror.
“I met him virtually on the trail he was coming alongside.
“I used to be the primary one who noticed him. I hugged him and he started to cry. He was very emotional and really drained due to the lengthy walks he needed to do.
“He advised me he needed to stroll constantly for 2 days plus one other 4 days when he was kidnapped.
“Of the 13 days he was kidnapped he was strolling for six days, day and evening.”
Diaz Sr., who was initially set to be transported to Venezuela by his kidnappers, is now again dwelling in Barrancas, along with his son because of journey again to Colombia later this month.