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VIDEO: CRPF constables jump in to save girl from being washed away

While two constables waded through the stream to catch hold of the girl, others ran downstream in case the first two jawans failed to catch her.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 15, 2019 8:44:40 pm
The girl slipped into the fast-moving stream at Tangmarg and was washed away by the strong currents. (Screengrab)

In a dramatic rescue operation caught on camera in Jammu and Kashmir’s Tangmarg town, Baramulla, two CRPF constables jumped into a stream to save a 14-year-old girl from drowning.

The girl slipped into the fast-moving stream at Tangmarg and was washed away by the strong currents, PTI quoted officials as saying. The 14-year-old’s frantic screams alerted a nearby group of six Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.

While two constables waded through the stream to catch hold of the girl, others ran downstream in case the first two jawans failed to catch her.

The girl was rescued from the water by constables MG Naidu and N Upendra, the officials said. The two constables belong to the 176th battalion of the CRPF.

Officials in Delhi said CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar had declared that the two men would be awarded the DG commendation disc for their “selfless devotion to duty and an exemplary act of saving the life of the girl.”

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