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Policeman jumps into flooded nullah to rescue senior citizen

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A police constable saved the life of a senior citizen who had fallen into a flooded nullah in suburban Goregaon.

Aarey Colony police station in Goregaon got a call on Thursday evening about a man falling into a nullah.

Police constable Vishal Patil and his colleagues rushed to the spot and saw Hansraj (75) clinging on to a fallen tree in the swirling waters.

Constable Patil jumped in and carried Hansraj out of the water on his shoulders.

Mumbai Police tweeted about the incident with hashtag #MumbaiFirst.

Among others, Bollywood actor Suniel Shetty lauded Patil for his bravery.

"Bravo Patil Sab," tweeted the actor.

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First Published: Fri, August 09 2019. 22:10 IST