Father says God saved son in Colombia crash


BOGOTA, Colombia — The father of one of the six people who survived the airplane crash in Colombia says his son is alive thanks to a "miracle of God."

Paulo Follmann made the comment during a phone conversation with The Associated Press about his son, goalkeeper Jakson Follmann of the Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense.

The father says, "The chances of surviving an airplane crash are practically zero. That my son is one of the survivors is a miracle of God."

Follmann adds: "We have not spoken to him or received any other information regarding how serious his condition is. That is making us feel anguished."

About a similar time, the healing center where the player is being dealt with in Colombia reported that his correct leg must be cut off. It portrayed him as being in stable condition.

The father says he hopes to travel to Colombia in one or two days.