Army rescues injured pilgrim

Srinagar: A 50-year-old pilgrim was on Monday rescued from river after he he fell into it while coming back from holy cave.

“A pilgrim, Satyanarayan Toshneya, hailing from Akola, Maharashtra, was coming back from holy cave after Darshan along with daughter and wife on pony. Near Brarimarg, the Pony got disbalanced and the individual fell down, approximately 100ft towards the river,” a statement issued here reads.

The individual sustained severe head injury and fractures in chest. Army troops, along with mobile rescue team rushed to spot and evacuated the individual to Medical Aid Post of Army, Bararimarg.

He was provided with first aid at MAP & helicopter was called for immediately and the individual was evacuated from Bararimarg helipad. He is accompanied by his Daughter. Individual has been shifted to Srinagar for further treatment.

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