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CRPF trooper saves drowning girl in Delhi

IANS  |  New Delhi 

An alert (CRPF) saved the life of an 18-year-old girl who accidentally fell in canal here on Saturday morning, an said.

Pramod Kumar wasted no time after seeing the girl, identified as Lakshmi Pal, drowning in the canal which flows behind the CRPF's 55th in west Delhi's Bawana area around 11 a.m.

On "sentry duty" at a distance when the girl was drowning, he spotted her hand which was visible only as the canal was deep, (CRPF) told IANS.

"Immediately the sentry alerted other personnel and jumped into the canal and with the help of Head and carried her to shore and administered first aid in the hospital," Dinakaran said.

The girl, a resident of Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur and now residing in west Delhi's Narela, was taken to to Maharishi Balmiki hospital in the area.

According to the CRPF, its officials rescued three civilians from drowning in 2017.



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First Published: Sat, January 13 2018. 16:54 IST