Thiruvananthapuram: A young man who was trapped on a hill in Kerala’s Palakkad since Monday was rescued this morning after a marathon effort by the army.
Post rescue, the man, R Babu, dressed in T-shirt and shorts, was seen pictured with smiling army personnel.
“Very thanks, Indian Army,” said R Babu sitting among army men. He then kisses the army personnel as a gesture of thanks and joins the men in chanting “Indian Army ki jai, Bharat mata ki jai”.
Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan thanked “the soldiers who let the rescue operation and everyone who provided timely support.
R Babu climbed the Cherad Hill in Malampuzha along with two friends on Monday. Babu kept climbing even after his friends abandoned the effort, and reached the top, but he slipped and was trapped between two rocks.