A South African adventurer has been admitted to a Peru hospital after he was shot by locals while kayaking along the Amazon River at the weekend.
Davey du Plessis (24) had embarked on a gruelling journey with the hope of turning his adventures into a book or documentary.
His travels were split into three parts, one of them being the nearly 6000km journey along the second longest river in the world.
Du Plessis was likely shot by tribesmen armed with what appeared to have been a shotgun.
His step-father Curt Wolff said: "He fell out of the kayak and managed to escape these guys, but took a bird shot."
He said the adventurer's biological father was already with him in Peru, while his mother planned to join them soon.
"The family is comfortable knowing he is receiving the best possible medical attention."
It remained unclear how Du Plessis managed to get to hospital some ten hours after being shot, but The Star newspaper reported that he may have been saved by local Indians.