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INDIAN NAVY HELICOPTER RESCUES PERSON AT PARVATHIPURAM AREA IN VIJAYNAGRAM DISTRICT

INDIAN NAVY HELICOPTER RESCUES PERSON AT PARVATHIPURAM AREA IN VIJAYNAGRAM DISTRICT

Context:

In response to an SOS request from State Administration Officials to provide a Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopter for a citizen trapped in the middle of the Suvarnamukhi River to view floods, Eastern Naval Command immediately dispatched Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) from INS Dega on purpose.

About the Rescue Process:

  • After arriving at the reported location (approximately 120 Km from Dega) the aircraft failed to locate the villager due to bad weather, heavy rain and dark conditions.
  • Following that, the Seaking 42C helicopter was launched with the appropriate Night Devices.
  • Despite the weather and the strong winds, the helicopter Seaking began searching and found the survivor.
  •  The helicopter flew over the survivor of the Suvarnamukhi River at a very low point to pick up the survivor.
  • The plane returned to INS Dega where First Aid was given and the survivor was later transferred to KGH for further medical treatment.
  • Survivor Shri D Simhachalam, a 40-year-old resident of Venkatabhairavapalem in the Vijayanagaram District, thanked for the timely help that saved his life.

INS Dega:

  • It is a naval air station of the Indian Navy.
  • It is located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh on the east coast of India.

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