Sunday, June 1, 2014

BSF rescued forest officer in Great Rann of Kutch

Timely intervention of Border Security Force (BSF) rescued the life of forest officer in Rann of Kutch on Thursday.

East Kutch Forest Department DFO Bhavin Vyas who was stuck in Rann of Kutch in dehydrate condition without any help or hope was rescued by BSF jawan RS Yadav.

With a permission of BSF, Bhavin Vyas and other forest officials and laborers had entered the Great Rann of Kutch on Thursday morning to check erosion of Hanj bet – the place where large colony of flamingos (Surkhab nagar) is located. Hanj bet is situated in the middle of Khavda and Pakistan border in central part of the Rann of Kutch. The terrain is so hostile and unpredictable here, that one needs to have permission of BSF to enter.

Trouble for forest team started when their vehicles stuck in a marshy land of Rann of Kutch. It was a noon time and there was over 42 degree temperature in this open, salty, marshy no-man-land spread over miles. Added to this, the stock of water was over and worst sufferer Bhavin Vyas was not in position to walk a step.

As Forest team didn’t return back in certain time, Khardoi post BSF PSI RM Yadav went in search of Mr. Vyas and others and reached with five liter water and rescued them successfully.

“I am living due to BSF PSI RM Yadav’s efforts,” Vyas told a local media in Kutch after this incident.


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