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Kerala man stuck on Cherad hill for 2 days without food & water, Massive rescue ops underway

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Thiruvananthapuram: A young Kerala man, has been trapped on Cherad hill between rocks in Malampuzha area of Palakkad in Kerala since Monday with rescuers unable to reach him or provide him with food or water.

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Several attempts, including one by a Coast Guard helicopter, have already been made to rescue R Babu, who is trapped on the hill side between rocks in the searing heat.

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan tweeted this morning saying that an Army rescue team was able to talk to the man.

“Efforts are in full swing to rescue the youth trapped in #Malampuzha Cherat hill. There are currently two units of the @adgpi at the scene. Army members were able to talk to him. The rescue operation will be intensified today. @IAF_MCC helicopter is ready to be deployed,” Mr Vijayan tweeted.

Besides the Army, the Air Force will also be joining the rescue efforts, a release from the Chief Minister’s office said.

“Even as efforts to rescue R Babu are underway, have given the necessary instructions to ensure a medical team has been set up. A group led by Palakkad District Medical Officer will be oversee all medical requirements. Ambulances have been arranged and arrangements for any specialty treatment required being made at Palakkad District Hospital. May efforts to rescue R Babu be completed successfully, soon,” Veena George, state Health Minister, said in a Facebook post.

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