4-year-old boy rescued from borewell after over 35 hours

12 March 2018, 10:19 AM
4-year-old boy rescued from borewell after over 35 hours (representational)
4-year-old boy rescued from borewell after over 35 hours (representational)

Thirty-five hours after he fell into a 150-feet deep borewell, Roshan, a four-year-old boy, saw light at the end of the tunnel, literally.

He was rescued around 10.45 tonight, Dewas district Superintendent of Police Anshuman Singh told PTI over phone from Umaria village in the district.

Roshan fell into an uncovered borewell while playing in a field in the village around 11 yesterday morning.

As an Army team was roped in to rescue him, a race against time began as he was stuck 30 feet below the surface.

He was given fluids through a pipe and oxygen was pumped into the borewell, the SP said, adding that throughout the operation, his parents kept talking to Roshan and he responded.

The rescuers earlier planned to pull him out by digging a parallel trench and then connecting it with the borewell through a tunnel, the SP said.

The trench was dug, but soon they realised that the rescue in this way will take much long, which could be fatal for the boy.

Then, changing the tack, a rope with a noose was dropped into the borewell, and the boy was asked to tighten the noose around his arm so that he could be pulled out.

The boy, showing remarkable composure, followed the instructions and was then pulled out successfully, the SP said.

He was fine and taken to a nearby hospital for a check-up, Singh added. 

First Published: Monday, March 12, 2018 10:14 AM
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