Trekker Stuck on Steep Hill Since February 7 in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram:  Teams from the Indian Army have undertaken rescue operations to extricate a person stuck in a steep gorge in Malampuzha mountains in Kerala’s Palakkad, reported news agency ANI. Teams have been mobilised overnight and rescue operations are under progress, the Army said in a statement. “One team of 12 personnel from Madras Regiment Centre, Wellington, consisting of mountain qualified personnel with specialist equipment reached by road at the location at early hours on Wednesday,” Army sources told the agency.Also Read – Kerala Lifts Sunday Lockdown; To Reopen Schools, Colleges With Full Capacity From Febuary 28

A young man in Malampuzha area of Palakkad has been trapped on a hill between rocks since Monday with rescuers unable to reach him or provide him with food or water. Several attempts, including one by a Coast Guard helicopter, have already been made to rescue Babu, who is trapped on the hill side between rocks in the scorching heat with no water or food for more than a day. Also Read – Dubai Ruler Tweets in Malayalam After Meeting Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala CM Replies in Arabic | See Tweets

The second team of 22 personnel from Parachute Regiment centre, Bangalore also moved by aircraft to Sulur and reached the spot by 4:00 am. Also Read – Kerala Govt Imposes Fresh Curbs In State’s Capital Amid Current Covid Situation | Check Guidelines Here

Meanwhile, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan also spoke about the incident and said the efforts are in full swing to rescue the youth. Taking to Twitter, Vijayan wrote, “Efforts are in full swing to rescue the youth trapped in Malampuzha Cherat hill. There are currently two units of the Indian Army at the scene. Army members were able to talk to him. The rescue operation will be intensified today. Air Force helicopter is ready to be deployed.”

Besides the Army, the Air Force will also be joining the rescue efforts, the CMO release said and added that para commandos will be airlifted from Bengaluru to Sulur and from there they will reach Malampuzha by road.

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