Kerala trekker rescued after 45-hour-long operation

In a successful mission, a 23-year-old trapped trekker in Kerala’s Palakkad district was rescued from a hill after 45 hours, by the Indian Army. R Babu was stuck in a hill cleft in Malampuzha village since Monday. The rescue operation was carried out jointly by the personnel of the Indian Army, the Navy and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).

The rescuers reached Babu on Wednesday morning, after crawling in the hill for four hours. The team offered him water; he will be checked by a medical team which has been standing at the base camp of the rescue operation. The trekker’s friends said he fell into an opening on the hill when he experienced exhaustion while trying to descend the rocks on Monday. Kerala Chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that the health condition of the rescued is satisfactory. Babu’s mother and brother are camping near the base camp.

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