Navi Mumbai: Panvel taluka police emerged as a saviour for two people who went into the riverbed of the Gadeshwar (Dehrang) dam in Panvel and got stuck in the stream. Police beat marshal on regular duty noticed them trapped inside the water, and rescued them with the help of rope on Saturday afternoon.
Assistant Police Inspector Milind Fadtare and police constable Tukaram Korde, Sandeep Patil, Dhananjay Pathare, and others entered the riverbed and rescued them. The two men rescued were identified as Sohail Khawjauddin Ahmad Sheikh and Manoj Shankar Gangurde.
A large number of revellers flocked to waterfalls and rainwater riverbeds during the monsoon. People entered such areas ignoring the notice put up by the police banning entry.
“Due to the sudden rise in the water level, they were trapped and when they tried to come out, one of them was swept in the water,” said an official from Panvel Taluka police station. However, he added that police officials present immediately brought rope and rescued both of them.
Watch the video here:
Meanwhile, the effort of the police received praise from locals and senior police officials. The Panvel taluka police already imposed section 144 (to curb instances of nuisance) near the Dam and riverbed areas and put up a notice board in its jurisdiction to prevent drowning and other fatal incidents.