Woman wanders off into Nilambur forest, rescued after one night

Woman wanders off into Nilambur forest, rescued after one night

Nilambur: A woman, who lost her way while on a stroll along the Chaliyar River in the Pokkad forest area, here, on Monday, was rescued by the Kerala Fire and Rescue Services the next day morning.

The lush tropical forest here is inhabited by wild animals and has been in the news for the sightings of Maoists. Only traditional forest dwellers know the way in and out of the jungles here.

39-year-old Sindhu, a resident of Modavanna Colony in Chaliyar Panchayath, got separated from her family while on a walk along the Chaliyar River. Lost her way in the forest, Sindhu managed to find her way back to the riverbank at night.

Failing to find any means to return, she spent the night on the sandbanks. This zone of the forest is frequented by elephants who come to quench their thirst in the river.

A few personnel in the Kerala Armed Police Camp heard Sindhu's wails for help in the morning and alerted the Fire & Rescue Services.

A Fire & Rescue team led by Station Officer M Abdul Gafoor rescued the woman with the help of a boat. Sindhu was taken to the district hospital by the police.

The rescue team included P K Sajeevan, K K Anoop, K Manesh, S Sanand, K P Anoop and M Nizamuddin.