After the Indian Army rescued a trekker stuck in Kerela’s Malampuzha mountains, came another case of a daring rescue. This time it was the Indian Air Force‘s turn.
In Karnataka’s Nandi Hills, Indian Air Force along with Chikkaballapur Police, recently rescued a 19-year-old student, Nishank from Bramhagiri Rocks in the hills.
Indian Airforce saved a young trekker stuck in Bramhagiri Rocks in Nandi Hills after slipping and falling 300 feet below.— PRO Bengaluru, Ministry of Defence (@Prodef_blr) February 20, 2022
A Mi17 helicopter was promptly launched and after an intense search and with the ground guidance of local police. @PIBBengaluru @DDChandanaNews @airnews_bang pic.twitter.com/3p5xpKWtuS
Nishank had slipped and fallen 300 feet from a steep cliff onto a rocky ledge. Indian Air Force used a Mi17 helicopter for the rescue. The District Collector of the region had contacted Air Force Station Yelahanka via SOS for the rescue. PRO Defence said
A Mi17 helicopter was promptly launched and after an intense search and with the ground guidance of local police was able to locate the stranded and immobile victim. 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.
Nishank was attended by a medical assistant while being taken to Yelahanka. From there, he was taken to the nearest civil hospital. Take a look at the video.
#WATCH Karnataka | Indian Air Force and Chikkaballapur Police rescued a 19-year-old student who fell 300 ft from a steep cliff onto a rocky ledge at Nandi Hills this evening pic.twitter.com/KaMN7zBKAJ— ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2022
Looks like Nishank was saved in the nick of time by our defence personnel. Not all heroes wear capes.