A 4-year-old fell into a borewell, rescued after 9-hr operation by NDRF.


A picture of the boy who fell into the borewell. (Source of image: PTC News) On June 14, a four-year-old child in Dhariyai village in Agra, fell into a nearly 150-foot-deep borewell while playing. The minor identified as Shiv is finally rescued after a 9-hr-long operation led by the NDRF team and the armed forces. The incident occurred at around 8:30 a.m. in the Nibohara police station area. Sooraj Prasad, the SHO (Station House Officer) said, that child appears to be responding, his movement can be seen and he was provided with oxygen. He added, "The rescue of the child was on since the police got information about the incident." The boy slipped into a borewell dug by Chhotelal (his father). A villager said, "We had dropped a rope into the borewell which the child had caught and he has been responding to our queries." People from the nearby villages also arrived at the scene of the incident.

A 4-year-old fell into a 150 feet deep bore well while playing in Dhariyai village. (Source of image: ANI) The NDRF Jawans reached the spot immediately after being informed of the incident. The team launched the rescue mission without further delay. At a distance of around 100 feet, a pit was dug parallel to the borewell. Also, work on constructing a tunnel began. An army squad dug a pit, with the help of two JCBs. The army established a control room at the location to monitor the child's movements. SPRA East's Additional District Magistrate Finance and Revenue Yogendra Kumar Venkata Ashok were present on the scene. Kuleesh Anand, the NDRF team head informed, "My staff was continuously in touch with Shiv's family. He was rescued successfully after a joint operation by the army and the NDRF. We tried to rescue him in minimum time and provided him glucose via pipes during the operation. Two pipes were sent into the borewell, one for oxygen and the second for food."

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