Video thumbnail, Miracle moment as bible is recovered at Chapecoense crash site and returned to victims wife
A deeply religious footballer, who was one of just six people who survived a plane crash which killed 71 people, had been marking passages in his Bible moments before the crash .
And now his wife has been reunited with the book after it was found at the crash site among the wreckage.
Centre back Helio Neto, who had previously told his wife he had dreamed about the plane crashing , is still fighting for his life in hospital.
He has undergone extensive surgery and has been "stabilise" by doctors numerous times as he fights a "serious pulmonary infection".
His wife, Simone, said Neto has a lot of faith in God and takes the bible with him on all his trips.
Neto celebrating after his team scored a goal against Argentina’s River Plate during the Copa Sudamericana 2015 (Photo: Getty)
It was found in the wreckage in Colombia by journalist Roberto Cabrini who later returned it to Simone.
The video footage shows the Mr Cabrini at the scene of the wreckage and noticing the book.
The reporter can be seen visibly shaking as he realises what it is.
The damaged Bible
He reads with a shaky voice the name that is printed on the inside of the cover, as behind him we can see the wreckage of the crash.
The bookmark had been inserted next to Psalm 63, which talks about being safe in the shadow of God’s wings and about thinking of God in bed.
Chapecoense player Helio Neto is helped by paramedics at the crash site (Photo: Getty)
It read: "On my bed I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night; Because you have been my help; Then I will rejoice in the shadow of your wings. My soul follows you closely; Your right hand upholds me."
Mr Cabrini later takes the bible back to Simone, who smiles sadly as she realises what she is being given.
As she received the book, Simone said: "It’s the first thing he takes when he travels, and here are his annotations, I’m very grateful to have it back."
The LaMia flight 2933 crashed in Colombia last Monday.
Of those who were killed, there were 19 players, coaching staff and workers for Brazilian football club Chapecoense , who Helio Neto also played for.
Helio Neto is still in hospital (Photo: Getty)