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Rescue operations on to save TN boy who fell into 70 ft deep borewell
Tamil Nadu

Rescue operations on to save TN boy who fell into 70 ft deep borewell

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Specially designed equipment is being brought in from Madurai to help rescue two-year-old Sujith Wilson out of the narrow borewell.

Even as rescue operations are underway to save 2-year-old Sujith, who fell into an abandoned borewell in Tamil Nadu’s Trichy district on Friday evening, the boy has further slipped down to a depth of 70 feet into the narrow borewell.

The tragic incident On Friday around 5.30 pm, Sujith was playing near the abandoned borewell on his father's property when he slipped and fell inside. Visuals from the scene show just the boy’s head and hands inside the narrow shaft of the borewell. The search teams are little worried as no sound has been heard from the boy since 5 am.

NDRF teams are being rushed to the spot from Chennai and will soon start aiding the rescue operations. Tamil Nadu Police force under the leadership of Trichy Superintendent of Police Zia Ul Haq are also tirelessly working to find a breakthrough.

State health minister C Vijayabhaskar is overseeing rescue operations. The boy has been given a supply of oxygen and rescue officials have helped Sujith’s family speak to him to maintain hope. Specially designed equipment is being brought in from Madurai to help rescue the child. Officials also sought the help of Manikandan, an innovator from Kovilpatti who has made a robotic device with cameras which is touted to save children who are stuck in borewell pipes.

Two rescue plans are being executed by the officials after discussions- a parallel tunnel is being dug and a transverse path created to move the boy. The second plan is that of special equipment such as robotic arms to take the boy out of the well.

Social media has been broken after innumerable prayers and messages for the boy and the hashtag #SaveSujith is trending.