Hisar, March 22: Following a 47-hour rescue operation, a team of NDRF and Indian Army on Friday succeeded in rescuing an 18-month-old boy, who was trapped in a 60-feet borewell. The incident was reported in Balsamand village of Haryana's Hisar district, where the toddler had accidently fallen into the borewell on Wednesday.
As the rescuers on Friday reached close to the spot where the child was trapped, digging machines were stopped and the further rescue operation was proceeded manually to ensure that soil does not fall over the infant, officials said. Pune: 6-Year-Old Boy Trapped in Borewell Rescued After 16-Hour Operation.
Earlier, the authorities had started digging a parallel well about 20 feet away from the borewell and subsequently create a tunnel to bring out the child safely.
The child's movements were being monitored using a night-vision camera which was dropped inside the borewell.
On Thursday, the rescuers had tried to pull out the child with the help of a net, but had to shelve the plan after facing some difficulties.
The child, identified as Nadim, was playing with some friends who were plucking fruits from a tree when he suddenly fell into the borewell. Afterwards, the family members and the villagers informed the police.
The child's father is a labourer. Earthmovers, drilling machines and other equipment have been pressed into service to rescue the child, even as oxygen tubes were dropped to help him breathe.
Biscuits and juices are being supplied to the child. A medical team had also been deployed at the incident site.
Deputy Commissioner Ashok Kumar Meena had earlier said legal action will be taken against the person who dug the borewell without taking any permission from the department concerned.
He said that a survey would also be carried out in the district to find out how many borewells had been left open and could pose danger.
The accident has again brought to the fore the dangers posed by uncovered borewells, which have turned into death traps for children.
In 2006, a massive operation was launched to rescue five-year-old Prince, who had fallen into a borewell in a village in Kurukshetra. He was pulled out safely nearly 48 hours later.
(With PTI inputs)