IAF chopper rescues man trapped at Chhattisgarh’s Khutaghat dam for over 12 hours


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 stated.

Jitendra Kashyap apparently jumped into the weir (constructed to take away extra water) of Khutaghat dam on Sunday night and bought swept away within the sturdy present, Bilaspur Superintendent of Police Prashant Agrawal advised PTI.

He in some way 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 stated.

The Indian Air Force conduct a rescue operation of a person holding on to a tree in an overflowing dam in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur. (PTI Photo)

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 crew.

Rescue groups of the South Eastern Coalfields Limited and the National Thermal Power Corporation have been additionally roped in, the official stated.

“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 stated.

“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 stated.

The man had been admitted in a non-public hospital in Raipur the place his situation was reported to be steady, he stated. PTI



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