2-year-old boy falls into borewell, rescued after 12 hours

Guntur

Andhra Pradesh, August 16: A 2-year-old boy was rescued successfully after 12 hours who fell into a borewell on Tuesday in Guntur.

The boy has been shifted to a hospital for treatment.GunturThe toddler Anamaluri Chandrasekhar had accidentally fallen into a 100-ft-deep borewell at around 4 pm on Tuesday in Ummadivaram village in Vinukonda mandal of Guntur district.Guntur borewellWhen the parents of the boy saw him falling they shouted for the help, after which locals rushed to the spot and tried to pull up the boy with ropes. As the child responded to his mother’s call so it was obvious that he was still alive. Police, fire and revenue officials were called then who began the operations by engaging two huge JCBs to dig a huge well parallel to the bore well.

Medical teams too arrived and started pumping oxygen into the bore well with a pipe to save the child.Andhra Pradesh's boyGuntur district collector Kona Sasidhar and Guntur Rural Superintendent of Police Appala Naidu also arrived to take a stock of the site and called in an NDRF team to help in the rescue efforts.

“More than 150 revenue, police, fire, and other officials have reached the spot and started rescue operations. The boy is responding to his mother’s call and a parallel bore well of 25 feet has been dug,” said Sivanagi Reddy, tahasildar of Vinukonda.

The NDRF team that arrived at around 7 pm identified the child’s movements with the help of a micro camera and confirmed his position 16 feet deep in the borewell. NDRF teams have engaged a robotic hand to “hold” the boy.

“Rescue teams are on the job as per Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s directions. A special camera sent by NDRF recorded the boy holding the rope. He was weak due to crying for hours. The teams were arranging huge boards to stop the boy from falling down further,” said G.V. Anjaneyulu, the legislator of Vinukonda.

Wefornews Bureau

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