The crisis in Kerala has speared massive relief and rescue operations. So far, more than seven lakh people have been rescued in the worst floods that the state has seen in a century. While a red alert has been called off, the state still faces a challenge in rescuing citizens and rehabilitating them.
Each day a new story comes of a daring rescue made by defence forces as well as private citizens.
Now, in a heartwarming tale, a house in Kochi has painted a thank you note on the roof of a house to express their gratitude for Naval Commander Vijay Varma who had rescued two women from the area on August 17.
The Indian Navy pilot also the led the team that rescued a pregnant woman from a flooded area near the Kochi airport. The woman was flown to the Navy’s Sanjivani Hospital where she gave birth to a son.
The mission to rescue the woman required exceptional skills as Varma had to ensure the chopper remained rock steady for the around 30 minutes that it took to airlift the woman. The video of the rescue went viral on social media.
“This was a very challenging task. We got an SOS and we traced them out…There is tremendous satisfaction, both professionally and personally,” he said later.
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