The rescue mission was a success!
A female elephant that fell into a deep well in an agricultural farm in Tamil Nadu was successfully rescued by forest officers!
The elephant reportedly fell inside a well that is located in a farm in Panchapalli Village of Tamil Nadu’s Dharmapuri.
A 16-hour rescue mission was carried out by the fire department to get the massive elephant out of the well.
Tamil Nadu: A female calf elephant falls down an open well in Panchapalli Village of Dharmapuri. Rescue operations underway. pic.twitter.com/da5E4Z1PWB
— ANI (@ANI) November 19, 2020
The well is around 50 feet deep and it belongs to a farmer who has been identified as Venkatachalam.
The Dharmapuri Fire Department said that the Venkatachalam had heard an Elephant’s trumpet and looked for it.
After he looked inside the well, he saw the elephant.
He called the authorities right away.
#WATCH Tamil Nadu: The female elephant calf that fell down a well in Panchapalli Village of Dharmapuri district yesterday, was safely rescued last night after a 16-hour long rescue operation by Fire department officials. https://t.co/Vgs1foKgeR pic.twitter.com/mBWe3XkODP
— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2020
A team of forest officials rushed to the spot yesterday and rescued the elephant by using 2 cranes.
A team of doctors and activists were also present at the spot.
A video of the incident was shared on social media and it shows the elephant perfectly calm while it was being lifted out of the 50 feet deep well.
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