A man in Chhattisgarh’s Bilaspur was rescued by personnel of the Indian Air Force Monday morning. He was stranded at Khutaghat Dam near Bilaspur due to heavy rain and rising level of the dam water. An Mi-17 chopper of the IAF was sent for the rescue mission. The man had jumped into the wastewater weir last evening but was unable to come out due to the heavy flow of the water. He sat on a stone for 16 hours, holding onto a tree to save himself. The Khutaghat Dam is a popular picnic spot in Chhattisgarh and there were a number of visitors on Sunday.
In the video, the man can be seen holding on to a tree trunk as water gushes past. “Indian Air Force chopper today rescued a man identified as Jitendra Kashyap, at Khutaghat Dam…Due to heavy flow in the dam, IAF was requested to carry out a rescue operation,” Dipanshu Kabra, Inspector General, Bilaspur Range told NDTV.
@IAF_MCC conducted an incredible rescue operation to rescue a man at Khutaghat dam in Bilaspur, He was stuck in the heavy flow, he sat on a stone, holding onto a tree to save himself for almost 16 hrs! After an arduous night, the IAF airlifted the man @ndtv@ndtvindia#IAFpic.twitter.com/CMI3pP9NcN
— Anurag Dwary (@Anurag_Dwary) August 17, 2020
— Anurag Dwary…