Man Trapped On Cliff For Two Days With No Food Or Water Finally Rescued

Cameron Frew

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Man Trapped On Cliff For Two Days With No Food Or Water Finally Rescued

Featured Image Credit: @dramadhikari/@IaSouthern/Twitter

An Indian man who was left stranded on a cliffside without food or water for two days has finally been rescued.

Earlier this week, R Babu climbed Malampuzha’s Cherad Hill along with two friends. However, his hike went awry when he slipped and became trapped between two rocks. His friends tried to help him, but there was no way without endangering themselves, so they were forced to abandon him to seek help.

Enter the Southern Command Indian Army, which launched a 'rescue operation to extricate a person stuck in a steep gorge', as per its tweet. Incredibly, he survived the terrifying ordeal.

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The army mobilised its rescue teams overnight before embarking on a trip to the mountains. 'Rescue Operations have commenced. Attempts from multiple locations are being made to reach the person stuck in a steep gorge in Malampuzha mountains #Kerala for evacuation,' one update read.

Fortunately, they managed to recover him from his treacherous tumble. 'In a daring mission Indian Army Team from #SouthernCommand has rescued the stranded trekker, Mr Babu to safety from the dangerous cliff, across the treacherous rocky mountain face,' the army wrote, also sharing a clip of his rescue.

One photo shows Babu balancing himself between the two rocks, with many people online comparing it to 127 Hours, Danny Boyle's movie about Aron Ralston, who was forced to cut off his own arm after becoming trapped with a boulder in a canyoneering accident.

'Whew, saved. Was reminded of 127 Hours, luckily, things didn't get that bad,' one user wrote. 'Almost a repeat of Danny Boyle's 127 Hours. A trekker falls into a deep crevice on a steep rock in some no man's land and is unable to get out. But unlike Boyle's movie, the Indian Army is trying to reach him and rescue him. Live TV adventure in Kerala,' another wrote.

'Scary. Really hope Babu is rescued. Can't imagine how terrifying it must be to be sitting in that crevice for so long. Reminds me of 127 Hours,' a third tweeted.

Upon his rescue, social media users commended the army's efforts. 'The professionalism or bravery of our soldiers is never to be doubted. I salute them for the successful rescue mission But what remains to be investigated is why this young man went all alone and got into the situation in the first place and that too without proper gear,' one wrote.

'You are proving again and again that you value the life of every citizen of India more than your own life. You are the pride of India,' another tweeted.

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Cameron Frew
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