Helicopter crew takes six hours to save four fishermen in Maharashtra

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Pimpri (Maharashtra), July 15 (ANI): A helicopter crew rescued four fishermen who were stranded after the water level rose alarmingly in a river in Maharashtra.

Four persons had gone fishing on Tuesday and were marooned on a rock with strong currents swirling around them after heavy rains.

The fourth person, identified as Vikas Jagdale, was rescued after a strenuous operation of about six hours.

The 19-year-old was crossing the bund when the water levels suddenly rose on Pavna river bund. Finally, a helicopter was flown in to save marooned him.

The fire brigade of Pimpri and other nearby regions along with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jointly conducted the rescue operation. (ANI)

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