Eighteen-month-old baby pulled out alive from borewell during miraculous rescue in western India
An 18-month-old baby was rescued alive from a borewell in western India’s Gujarat.
The incident took place in Dudapur village under Dhrangadhra Taluka Police Station limits of Surendranagar District on June 7.
Visuals show army men using a thick rope to pull out the baby. After several pulls, the baby is seen coming out of the borewell. The rope was attached to a jacket-like garment on the toddler. A round of applause followed after the toddler was taken out of the well. It shared a beaming smile with everyone at the spot after being rescued. The baby was then taken to an ambulance where a number of army officers were seen taking care of him.
Speaking to Newslions, Vijaysinh B Jadhav, Head Constable, Dhrangadhra Taluka Police Station, said they were informed about the stranded baby at 8:25 pm. The police reached the spot, 20 kilometres away from the police station, at 8:40 pm and informed the Army.
At 9 pm, the rescue operation was started and lasted for 40 minutes. IPS Verma, P.I Hirani and PSI Mithapara from the police force were among the senior officials present at the spot.
The baby, identified as Shivam Badhel, is healthy, but is currently admitted at a hospital, where doctors have kept him under observation.
The baby was stuck at a depth of 30-35 feet (9.14 metres-10.66 metres). The borewell was 500 feet (152.4 metres) deep.