Kota (Rajasthan), April 8
A 37-year-old driver working for the Rajasthan Police risked his life by diving into the Chambal river right here from a bridge almost 10 ft above the water and rescuing a man drowning in marsh, officers stated.
Jeep driver Chetram Choudhary and Constable Radheyshyam Sankhla, posted at Kunhari police station, had been on COVID-19 obligation at a market on Bundi Road on Wednesday morning, once they acquired a name a couple of man leaping into the Chambal from Kunhari bridge, hardly a kilometre away.
Responding to the decision, they reached the spot inside minutes and Choudhary rushed out of the police automobile and jumped into the river with out a second thought, Constable Sankhla stated.
He added that Choudhary swam round 60-70 ft to succeed in the drowning man and stored him afloat until a rescue boat arrived and saved them each.
“I somehow managed to reach and catch hold of the man as he was sinking in the marsh till the rescue boat arrived,” Choudhary, a resident of Tikhriya Kalan village of Bundi district, advised PTI.
“I am highly elated and satisfied,” he added.
Station House Officer of Kunhari police station Ganga Sahay Sharma stated the preliminary investigation revealed 32-year-old Mohit of Dadwada space of town allegedly tried to take his personal life by leaping into the river earlier than Choudhary rescued him.
The man is unconscious and admitted to the MBS hospital, the SHO stated, including that he was upset over monetary points and was unemployed.
The rescue operation lasts round 25-Half-hour, Sharma added. PTI