19 Year Old Rescued By Indian Air Force
A 19-year-old rescued by Indian Air Force is a student from Delhi who studied at an engineering college at Bangaluru, fell 300 feet from a vertical cliff on a stony ridge at Nandi Hill, according to the ANI’s reporting.
ANI shares the video of an IAF chopper rescuing that student while flying very close to the cliff. The kid falls on the ledge which was at the corner of the vertical cliff where only the chopper can approach. And because of that IAD uses a Mi17 helicopter to rescue the student.
According to PTI, the student name was Nishank, a 19-year-old student from Delhi.
Various Statements After The Rescue Operation
GK Mithun Kumar, who is the Superintendent of Police, Chiklaballapur, reports the agency “Nishank had come alone for trekking and fell into the gorge. After slipping, he fortunately got stuck. Had he slipped from there, he would have fallen into a cliff of about 300 feet below”.
Nishank then immediately called the Police and sends his location. As per Chikkaballapur SP, State Disaster Relief Force (SDRF), National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and Police spotted the kid after reaching the spot but were not able to help as the cliff was too steep. So Indian Air Force at Yelahanka station hurried to rescue the Nishank.
Pro Bengaluru, Ministry of Defence shared the photos to rescue on Twitter and the caption was “ Bramhagiri Rocks in Nandi Hills after slipping and falling 300 feet below. A Mi17 helicopter was promptly launched and after an intense search and with the ground guidance of local police”.
As the rescue progresses further PRO defence states in the comment section “The terrain being treacherous for a landing, the Flight Gunner of the Mi17 was daringly lowered by winch next to the survivor. The flight gunner helped the survivor to harness and winched up safely”.
Another comment was also shared by the defence with the post-rescue images. It states “The on-board Air Force medical assistant attended to the survivor while the helicopter flew him to Air Force Station Yelahanka from where the survivor was taken to the nearest Civil hospital”.