Indian Naval officer Lieutenant Rahul Dalal saved a life by rescuing a drowning man at Kerala’s Vypin beach on April 5. Lt. Rahul is a navigating officer in INS Sutlej. According to the Indian Navy, at about 4:10 pm on April 5 the officer noticed a person struggling in water, was unable to swim and trying to shout for help. After which Lt. Dalal responded immediately and went to the rescue of the drowning man. Indian Army Rescues 2,500 Tourists Stuck in Snowfall Near India-China Border in Sikkim’s Nathu La.
Indian Navys’s Facebook Post:
It took him only a few minutes to reach the victim but almost 20 to 25 minutes to bring him back to the shore as the under-current was strong. After bringing the victim back to the shore, the naval officer administered Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation, whereupon the victim was revived. Naik Buta Singh Martyred While Serving at 2nd Highest Post in Sikkim, Air India Staff, Passengers Stand Up to Honour Indian Army Soldier, Watch Video.
Indian Navy’s Tweet:
Lt Rahul Dalal of #IndianNavy rescues Mr Dileep Kumar of Aurangabad fm drowning in Kochi channel (near Vypin Beach) by putting his life at a grave risk. He brought him ashore & administered CPR besides clearing his choked Air passage. Well Done Rahul. #IndianNavy is proud of you pic.twitter.com/G3Z1qj1A9z
— SpokespersonNavy (@indiannavy) April 7, 2019
In the meantime, the police was informed and the victim was taken to a Government hospital from where he was discharged after recuperation. Lt Dalal was on a vacation with his wife when the incident took place. Neitizens are lauding the courageous act of the Naval officer:
Here are some of the twitter reactions:
Indian Navy – Where uncommon valour is common virtue! Salute!
— Ajai Vadakkath🇮🇳 (@LotusEater_2) April 7, 2019
Well done Lt Rahul Dalal Sir👏👏
Proud of our Hero
Jai Hind 🇮🇳🇮🇳
— Khushi Johari (@khushi08_johari) April 7, 2019
So proud of Lt Rahul Dalal. His quick assessment of the danger and further actions saved a life.@indiannavy please convey my gratitude to Lt Rahul Dalal. Thank you for sharing this.
Proud of you all. Always and forever.
Jai Hind. Jai Hind ki Sena.🇮🇳
— Roshani 🇮🇳 (@IndiaBhakt1) April 7, 2019
Perfect👍! CPR saves lives, everyone must know it’s basics. Right from school children. Your life can be saved only if others know CPR.
— Dr S K Mishra (@drsantoshmishr4) April 7, 2019
The victim has been identified as Dileep Kumar from Aurangabad. According to reports, came to the channel to bathe, and accidentally drowned in front of the crowd.
(Picture Courtesy: Twitter/@SpokespersonNavy)