Updated: July 22, 2019 2:33:30 pm
A Uttarakhand police officer has received praise from netizens after a video showing him risking his life to save a man from drowning in the Ganga went viral. The official Twitter handle of Uttarakhand Police shared a video of the daring incident along with a caption describing it.
A Haryana resident, Vishal, had gone to take a dip at the Kangra Ghat in Haridwar. Suddenly, he lost balance and slipped into the river and in no time started drifting away from the shore due to the strong current.
As he was being carried away, the Uttarakhand police officer, Sunny, spotted the man and dived into the water to save him. Battling the strong current of the Ganga, the officer finally saved Vishal and brought him to the shore. Watch the video here:
हरियाणा निवासी विशाल #haridwar स्थित कांगड़ा घाट पर नहाने गया था। तभी उसका पैर फिसला और वह गंगा के तेज बहाव में बहने लगा है। इसी दौरान वहां मौजूद #UttarakhandPolice के जवान #सन्नी की नजर उस पर पड़ी। सन्नी ने तत्काल गंगा में कूदकर युवक को कड़ी मशक्कत के बाद सकुशल बचा लिया। pic.twitter.com/g1qhBYKhlF
— Uttarakhand Police (@uttarakhandcops) July 20, 2019
The video created quite a buzz online, with many complimenting the officer for the brave act. “Salute to Uttarakhand Police for this brave effort. A drowning boy Vishal was saved. It takes a lot of courage to do something like this,” read one of the many comments praising the officer.
Good work by Uttarakhand Police https://t.co/w41Gl1VKDl
— Adv. Sharad C.Mishra ✒️✒️ (@AdvSharadmishra) July 22, 2019
— Sassy Indian Girl 🇮🇳 (@SassyIndianGurl) July 22, 2019
Kudos to this man! https://t.co/74RLhccDEC
— Saket Kakkar 🇮🇳 (@saketkakkar) July 22, 2019
Salute to Uttarakhand Police for this brave effort. A drowning boy Vishal was saved. It takes a lot or courage to do something like this. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/7I2o9a8caD
— Richa Yashma (@RichaYash) July 22, 2019
Amazed by the sense of emergency shown by this cop. Congratulations Uttarakhand Police. https://t.co/XnIQbwceCV
— ||Āryāvarta|| (@Aryavarta_) July 22, 2019
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