Mapusa: An Australian tourist who fell into a 45-feet deep well at Vagator in Anjuna was rescued in the wee hours of Tuesday. The 29-year-old Australian, Fleming Daniel Luke, was evacuated safely by a team of firefighters of Mapusa fires station.
The incident happened near the Julie Jolly Hotel at Vagator.
According to the firefighters, the tourist who was taking a walk in the area failed to notice the well and suddenly fell into it.
Tourist failed to notice to the well
“After falling into the well, the tourist raised an alarm screaming for help. The staff of a nearby hotel after hearing his cries rushed to investigate and found the tourist in the well. They immediately alerted the Mapusa fire station,” a fire-fighting official informed.
Sources informed that the tourist failed to notice the well as it had a very low embankment. The Mapusa fire officials rushed to the spot after getting a call at around 3.56 am.
The firefighting team dropped a rope ladder into the well and a firefighter went down into the well to give a life jacket to the tourist.
Firefighters successfully manage to save the Aussie tourist
Firefighter, Pravin Naik tied a harness around the Australian and along with the other firefighters pulled him out safely. The tourist was safe and did not suffer any injuries, the fire-fighters informed. The rescue operation lasted around an hour.
The following staff of Mapusa fire station attended the rescue operation: Sub officer Dnyaneshwar Sawant, driver operator Nitin Chodankar, firefighters Vasudev Tate, Pravin Naik Gaonkar, Lavender Salgaonkar and recruit firefighter Akash Kalangutkar.