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Pune Boy Stuck in Borewell Rescued After 16 Hours

The boy was playing nearby when he fell in.

Updated: February 21, 2019 10:19 AM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Smriti Sinha

Pune Boy Stuck in Borewell Rescued After 16 Hours
NDRF men bring out the rescued child (ANI)

Pune: The six-year-old boy who fell into a borewell near Manchar tehsil in Pune on Wednesday, has been safely rescued after about 16 hours or relentless rescue operation, ANI reported on Thursday morning.

The incident was reported from Thorandale, a village in Ambegaon tehsil.

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Reports said Ravi Pandit Bhil was stuck at a depth of ten feet in the 200-feet-deep borewell. A crowd had gathered as National Disaster Response Force and police officials carried out the rescue operation.

Bhil was reportedly playing near the borewell. His father, a labourer involved in road construction work, was working when the child fell in at around 4.45 PM, reports quoted police as saying.

Only last month, a three-year-old boy was rescued from a 30-feet deep open borewell in Gadawan village near Singrauli in Madhya Pradesh in a rescue operation that lasted for two hours, police said.

The incident occurred at around 8 AM, when Tej Pratap Kushwaha, who was walking in the field with his parents, slipped into the open borewell and got stuck at the depth of 21-feet, said Gadawan police station Inspector RP Rawat.

After the boy’s parents alerted the authorities, a multi-team operation was launched wherein a parallel hole was dug with the help of machines, he said, adding that the child was extricated unhurt at around 10 AM.

The boy was doing fine, the inspector said, adding that the child was examined by a team of doctors on the spot.

In 2016,  a four-year-old boy was rescued from a 200-feet borewell in Mandanwan village nearly 30 hours after he slipped into it. Sunil More, son of a labourer, accidentally fell into the borewell in the village near Shirur while he was playing.

The rescue operations, conducted by a team comprising 27 National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel, fire brigade and police officials, lasted for over 30 hours as they rescued the boy at around 7.45 PM.

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