Monday, October 1, 2012

Child rescued from borewell

MARATHON EFFORT: The boy being rescued from an abandoned borewell in a village near Denkanikottai on Sunday. Photo: N. Bashkaran
A three-year old boy was rescued from an abandoned 450 feet deep borewell near Denkanikottai on Sunday evening.
A. Guna (3) fell into the bore well at around 10 a.m. on Sunday morning in a rose nursery in Kummalathur near Agalakottai in Denkanikottai taluk in Krishnagiri district owned by his father Anandan (25).
Mr. Anandan had arranged to dig up a borewell on Saturday. But he failed to get water and left home in the evening.
As usual he along with his wife Ms. A. Padma (22) went to the nursery with their children A. Pooja (4) and A.Guna (3). When the couple were working inside the nursery, the boy slipped into the well suddenly while playing with his sister Pooja. On seeing his brother slipping into the bore well, the girl alerted her parents.

The couple immediately sought the help of local people and police to rescue the child. As the news spreads like wildfire, the Fire and Rescue personnel were summoned by the police and the revenue authorities.
Personnel from Fire and Rescue department rushed to the spot at around 11.30 p.m. and started the rescue operations with the help two numbers of JCBs.
Mr. M. Dakshinamoorthy, Divisional Officer, Krishnagiri district reached the spot around 12 p.m. from Krishnagiri. Before reaching the spot, he gave instructions to his team about the rescue operations while traveling in his official jeep.
As the JCBs were involved in the process, the boy was sighted. The team rescued the boy with a minor scratch on his legs.
A team of medical experts headed by Dr. G. Rajkumar from Denkanikottai Government Hospital gave him first aid. Later, the boy was sent to Government Hospital in Hosur for further treatment.
The boy was responding well to treatment, hospital sources said.

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