In a heroic and dramatic rescue operation, Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel saved a toddler and his mother from a rooftop in the flood-ravaged district of Alappuzha in Kerala.
The operation, which has been caught on camera, saw Wing Commander Prasanth of the IAF's Garud Special Force descend from a helicopter and winch the boy up.
Meanwhile, rescue operations are in full swing.
#WATCH: Wing Commander Prasanth of Garud Special Force of Indian Air Force rescues a toddler from rooftop in flood hit town of Alappuzha. #KeralaFlood (Source IAF) pic.twitter.com/wT12zszMya— ANI (@ANI) August 19, 2018
#WATCH: Wing Commander Prasanth of Garud Special Force of Indian Air Force rescues a toddler from rooftop in flood hit town of Alappuzha. #KeralaFlood (Source IAF) pic.twitter.com/wT12zszMya
The successful rescue by Wing Commander Prasanth saw the toddler reunited with his mother, who had been rescued earlier.
Earlier, on Friday, Coast Guard and Army personnel conducted a night-long operation to save a newborn and his mother near the Idukki dam.
Notably, several such reports of heroic rescues by IAF, Navy, and NDRF personnel have been coming in from across Kerala.
Rescue operations are being carried out night and day in Kerala, in a bid to bring flood-affected victims to safety.
As of now, hundreds of rescue teams, over 90 aircraft, and more than 500 boats are involved in pan-state rescue operations.
However, both victims, and rescuers are facing challenging circumstances owing to rain-induced low visibility and landslides.
Meanwhile, the National Crisis Management Committee has met thrice in as many days to review ongoing operations.
Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha has also held a video conference with Kerala's Chief Secretary to discuss relief operations and the status of deployment of rescue teams.
Currently, five more choppers are en route Kerala, while the government tries to restore electricity and communication lines in flood-hit areas.
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