After 16 hrs, 6-yr-old boy rescued from well

ST Correspondent
Friday, 22 February 2019

Alok Kumar, NDRF officer, said, “We assumed that the rescue operation will be over soon, but there were rocks, which made the digging difficult. The boy is brave and responded to our messages. The support of the villagers and the district administration proved vital in the rescue work.”

Pune: After 16 hours of relentless efforts, the six-year-old boy was rescued by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) from a 200-ft borewell at Thorandale village, about 72 km from Pune, in Ambegaon taluka of the district. He has been kept under observation at the Government Hospital in Manchar. His condition is stable, police said.

The boy, Ravi Pandit Bhil, son of a labourer who was working for the Manchar-Narayangaon road construction there, fell into the borewell at 4.30 pm on Wednesday. He was trapped at a depth of 12 feet. Before the NDRF team reached, the local police and administration provided oxygen to the boy. A six-feet parallel ditch was dug up by them before the NDRF team reached there by 8 pm. He was brought out at 9 am on Thursday.
 
Alok Kumar, NDRF officer, said, “We assumed that the rescue operation will be over soon, but there were rocks, which made the digging difficult. The boy is brave and responded to our messages. The support of the villagers and the district administration proved vital in the rescue work.”

The boy’s father, Pandit Bhil, said, “His mother passed away seven months ago. Since them I am looking after him. I was very concerned when he could not be brought out by Thursday morning. But the efforts of the NDRF paid off and I got my son back.”

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