Watch | How Indian military rescued man stranded in dam for 12 hours

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: Aug 17, 2020, 04:19 PM(IST)

IAF helicopter rescuing man stranded Photograph:( Reuters )

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The IAF personnel then flew a helicopter early on Monday and completed the rescue operation in around 20 minutes

Amid heavy rains with water levels rising to unimaginable levels, Indian security officials on Monday successfully rescued a man who was stranded at an overflowing dam in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

As per a police official, Jitendra Kashyap apparently jumped into the weir (constructed to remove excess water) of Khutaghat dam in Bilaspur on Sunday evening and got swept away in the strong current.

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After waiting for over 12 hours sitting on a rock and clutching a tree, the Indian Air Force (IAF) was called in to carry out the rescue work, said Inspector General, Bilaspur Range, Chhattisgarh Police, Dipanshu Kabra.

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The IAF personnel then flew Mi-17 helicopter early on Monday and completed the rescue operation in around 20 minutes. 

A police official said that the man has been hospitalised in Raipur where his condition is said to be stable. 

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In many parts in the country, floods are causing massive devastation and the Chhattisgarh government on Sunday also issued directives to district officials to remain alert over a possible flood-like situation.

Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel asked all district collectors and superintendents of police to remain alert in view of the continual rains. 

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