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Six-year-old fallen into 200ft borewell rescued after 16 hours

A six-year-old boy fallen into 200 feet uncovered borewell was rescued by a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) after 16 hours of a rescue operation in Ambegaon area on Thursday morning. 

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Anurag Bende

Updated: Feb 21, 2019, 11:44 AM IST

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A six-year-old boy fallen into 200 feet uncovered borewell was rescued by a team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) after 16 hours of a rescue operation in Ambegaon area on Thursday morning. 

The boy had fallen into the borewell on Wednesday afternoon and he could be rescued only after the team of NDRF was called. The team of NDRF managed to take the boy out of the borewell at around 9 am on Thursday and according to the NDRF officials, the boy's condition is healthy. 

Ravi Pandit Bhill, the six-year-old son of a construction worker was playing near the open borewell in Jadhavwadi area of Ambegaon on Wednesday afternoon when he suddenly fell down into the borewell. Local residents immediately called the police and district administration after which the administration called NDRF for the rescue operation. 

According to the NDRF team, the boy was in stuck in the mud and narrow path in the borewell. "With the help of our equipment, we managed to dig and release his upper body but his lower body was stuck into the mud and therefore, it took nearly 16 hours for us to rescue the boy safely," a NDRF official said. 

While the boy was still in the borewell, he was given milk and he was tied with ropes to avoid him to go deeper in the borewell. When the boy was rescued, a team of doctors which was present at the spot checked his health condition and they found it normal. 

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