A 26-year-old army officer posted in Pune who was in Goa on a short visit was rescued by Indian Coast Guard from Cabo de Rama coast on Thursday.
The incident occurred on Thursday afternoon at the rocky stretch of beach near the popular Cabo de Rama fort, which the 26-year-old Army officer had frequented during his Goa holiday.
The army officer slipped from the rocks and swept out to sea by strong waves in an extremely rough weather condition.
An alert lifeguard spotted the man and launched the jet ski but was unable to reach him due to the rocky terrain, high waves and dangerous conditions.
The senior lifeguard Amitava threw a rescue tube and log for the man in distress to cling onto while help arrives. Simultaneously a call was placed to the Indian coast guard control room and INS Hansa and helicopter back-up were called for.
A coast guard SAR Helo rushed to the area while the lifeguards directed the team to the accurate spot. In a dramatic rescue operation Himmat Singh, aircrew driver (ACD) from the coast guard team rescued the stranded victim. The victim was rushed to the hospital for medical assistance and his condition is stated to be stable.
In the last 24 hours, lifeguards have carried out rescue operations for 3 other individuals. Calangute saw a double rescue where two male tourists were rescued from the rough waters.
Meanwhile, in Colva, a man was rescued from the Colva creek. The victim had bruises and was shivering due to hypothermia. He was rushed to the tower and kept warm while first aid was administered. The ambulance was called for and the victim was handed over to the medical team for further treatment.
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