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Krishnagiri: Three including two rescuers saved from well in 2-hr battle

Published Jul 24, 2018, 6:22 am IST
Updated Jul 24, 2018, 6:22 am IST
Relatives jump into well to save 3-yr-old from drowning.
Child Bharath  being handed over to his relative. (Photo: DC)
 Child Bharath being handed over to his relative. (Photo: DC)

Krishnagiri: The Krishnagiri fire and rescue services personnel saved three people including two rescuers, who tried to save a victim, a three-year-old boy who fell into a well in the district on Monday.

Official sources said the boy, T.Bharath had fallen into an uncovered ground-level well when he was playing near his house at Boothanoor village, of Poochampalli taluk in the district.


Two others, Bharath’s grandfather Chinappan, 50, and their relative Naveen, 19, noticed the incident and jumped into the well, which was 80 feet deep and having water to a level of 20 feet.

The rescuers saved the boy from drowning but landed in trouble because of difficulty in climbing up, with the well having no steps to reach the upper surface from the bottom.

To avert self-drowning, rescuers caught hold of a rock in the side wall of the well with one hand and the boy in another until help reached them after Bharath’s mother noticed the trio battling for life.

“Found Bharath and two of our relatives inside the well with my son. The rescuers, to save my boy and themselves caught hold of the rock in the side wall of the well and were waiting for help” T. Nivetha, 22, mother of Bharath told DC.

The woman’s scream alerted other villagers who made all efforts to save the victims, but still had to call the fire and rescue services personnel as their attempts to save them were in vain.

The fire and rescue service staffs brought the victims, one after another, out of the well in an operation that lasted for over two hours. The rescue team, to save the trio, had sent one of their men into the well by tying a rope to his waist. Another rope was lowered into the well. This rope was tied to the waist of the victims by the rescue personal, who reached them, and they were then pulled out of the well.