July 16, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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IAF rescues a trekker from Brahmagiri Rock in Nandi Hills

Bengaluru, Feb. 21: Nearly two weeks after rescuing a 23-year-old trekker, R Babu, who was trapped in a cleft in Palaakkad district of Kerala, by the Indian Army, one more trecker has been rescued from Brahmagiri Rocks here in Nandi Hills.
The trekker was airlifted by the Indian Air Force following a request from the district administration authorities of Chikkaballapur district.

A 19-year-old, Nishank, from Delhi who studies engineering in Bengaluru was trying to conquer Brahmagiri Rocks on February 18 while trekking but slipped and fell into a deep gorge about 300 feet.

A video, of the Brahmagiri Rocks of Nandi Hills where he was trekking, seeking for help to trace and rescue went viral by the victim’s family.

Sharing the information with the Bengaluru Express, DC of Chikkaballapur district Ms. Latha confirmed that the trekker was airlifted and shifted to a private hospital.

Earlier, about 20 policemen and fire force personnel and NDRF force combed the area to find the missing trekker. However, it remained futile.

After a thorough combing and guidance of the local police, the IAF was able to locate the stranded, immobile Nishank, the terrain was unsafe for a landing. The flight gunner of the Mi17 helicopter was lowered close to the trekker. Then, the flight gunner helped him harness and lifted him up. He was attended to by the onboard medical assistant and flown to a private hospital.

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