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Watch: ITBP personnel rescue locals stranded at 12,000 feet in Uttarakhand

In the 1.54-minute clip, the men can be seen standing on a rock across the river as one of them grabs onto the rope lines attached and crosses to the other side.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: September 3, 2021
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Locals stuck near Milam in Uttarakhand were rescued by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel from an altitude of 12,000 feet.

A video of the rescue mission, which has now gone viral on social media, features four people stranded across a mountain river as ITBP personnel of the 14th Battalion try to bring them to safety. According to ANI, the locals were stuck there for hours before help reached them.

In the 1.54-minute clip, the men can be seen standing on a rock across the river as one of them grabs onto the rope lines attached and crosses to the other side. The rest follow as the personnel on the other end help each one of them to safety.

Watch the video here:

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ITBP spokesperson Vivek Pandey told the news agency the villagers, who had gone to collect some herbs, got stuck due to the overflow of the river. That is when the troops, who were stationed near the post, arrived at the location to rescue the locals.

Since being shared online, the video has garnered around 8,000 views with many lauding the border police. The clip was also shared by the official ITBP Twitter handle.

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