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New Delhi: In a daring rescue operation, a chopper of the Indian Air Force rescued four people stranded in Jammu’s Tawi River. While two of them managed to swim across, the other two got found themselves on a pier amidst a rising turbulent river.
The chopper rescued the trapped duo in an operation which lasted around 40 minutes and successfully put them on the barrage safely.
As per reports, the four persons were in the river for fishing. Heavy rainfall triggered a sudden increase in water levels and the men got stuck in midst of the flooding river.
In a desperate move,the men tried to swim across the raging river. Two of them somehow managed to reach the river banks safely.
The effort of the other two was in vain and to save themselves from being swept away they climbed atop a pier of an under-construction bridge.
An IAF chopper immediately rushed to rescue the stranded fishermen. In the video, first an IAF official is lowered onto the pier. The official winches the two stranded persons onto the cable who are then airlifted to a safer location. The chopper then comes back to pick up its own.
It has been confirmed that all four stranded persons have been rescued.