Chandigarh, March 22- The 48-hour long continuous rescue operation conducted by Indian Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), District Administration and with the support of villagers today successfully rescued the 15-month old boy, Nadeem of village Balsamand, Hisar, who had fallen into about 54 ft deep borewell. After his rescue, the boy was immediately taken to Agroha Medical College for thorough medical checkup. Horizontal Direction Drilling Tracking System played an important role in tracking the exact location of the child.

It may be recalled that the 15-month old boy fell into borewell while playing on March 20, 2019. The same day, a joint rescue operation was started by Indian Army, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and District Administration. Arrangement of all necessary equipment required for the operation including 7 JCB, 8 tractors and Army vehicles were made with the help of which digging was carried out up to 52 feet deep parallel to the 54 feet borewell. From there a tunnel was constructed to the Borewell, through which Nadeem was safely evacuated. More than 300 villagers helped the rescue teams in digging and excavation work.

The district administration was regularly monitoring the activities of Nadeem through the night vision camera which was dropped in borewell. Oxygen was supplied to the child through oxygen pipe and lights were also dropped in so that the child does not feel scared. Apart from this, eatable were also passed down in the borewell. Two ambulances of the Health Department were deployed near Borewell for monitoring all these works and delivering oxygen to the Nadeem.

Deputy Commissioner, Hisar, Mr Ashok Kumar Meena appreciated the Indian Army, NDRF, various departments and villagers for the success of the rescue operation and congratulated them.