Bilaspur, August 17
A 43-year-old man was rescued by an Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter on Monday after he was left clinging to a tree for over 12 hours amid overflowing water discharged from a dam in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur district, a police official mentioned.
Jitendra Kashyap apparently jumped into the weir (constructed to take away extra water) of Khutaghat dam on Sunday night and obtained swept away within the robust present, Bilaspur Superintendent of Police Prashant Agrawal informed PTI.
He by some means managed to pay money for small rock and a tree the place he remained caught for greater than 12 hours earlier than being rescued within the morning, he mentioned.
After getting details about the person being stranded within the weir of the Khutaghat dam, the rescue operation was instantly launched with the help of the State Disaster Response Force group.
Rescue groups of the South Eastern Coalfields Limited and the National Thermal Power Corporation had been additionally roped in, the official mentioned.
“Heavy flow of water and bad weather hampered the rescue operation. As the man was stuck far from the embankment, we could not reach him in the night. We later requested for assistance from the IAF,” he mentioned.
@IAF_MCC performed an unimaginable rescue operation to rescue a person at Khutaghat dam in Bilaspur, He was caught within the heavy movement, he sat on a stone, holding onto a tree to avoid wasting himself for nearly 16 hrs! After an arduous evening, the IAF airlifted the person @ndtv @ndtvindia #IAF pic.twitter.com/CMI3pP9NcN
— Anurag Dwary (@Anurag_Dwary) August 17, 2020
“The MI-17 helicopter took off from Raipur at 5.49 am and airlifted the man at 6.37 am. It took around 20 minutes for the rescue operation before landing back in the state capital at 7.35 am,” the official mentioned.
The man had been admitted in a non-public hospital in Raipur the place his situation was reported to be steady, he mentioned. PTI