Indian Navy helicopter rescues man stranded on river Suvarnamukhi

A naval helicopter of Eastern Naval Command (ENC) rescued a 40-year-old man who was stranded in the middle of river Suvarnamukhi after flash floods at the Parvathipurm area in Vizianagaram district.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  28 Sep 2021 11:38 AM GMT
Indian Navy helicopter rescues man stranded on river Suvarnamukhi

Vizianagaram: A naval helicopter of Eastern Naval Command (ENC) rescued a 40-year-old man who was stranded in the middle of river Suvarnamukhi after flash floods at the Parvathipurm area in Vizianagaram district.

The ENC received an SOS from the state officials on Monday evening asking for a naval helicopter to rescue a stranded villager, D. Simhachalam, who was marooned in the middle of river Suvarnamukhi. The ENC immediately deployed an advanced light helicopter from INS Dega for the mission. After arriving at the reported location, approximately 120 km from Dega, the aircraft could not locate the villager due to severe weather, heavy rain, and pitch-dark conditions.

Subsequently, a Seaking 42C helicopter with suitable night vision devices was launched to undertake the rescue mission at about 11 p.m. Despite rainy weather and strong winds, the helicopter undertook a search and located the man.

The helicopter hovered over river Suvarnamukhi at a very low altitude to pick up the man. The aircraft returned to INS Dega where first-aid was provided to Simhachalam who was later shifted to KG Hospital in Vizag city for further medical treatment.

Simhachalam, a resident of Venkatabhairavapalem village in Vizianagaram, was thankful for the timely help at night that saved his life.

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