Police and locals rescue 180 tourists at Kempty falls

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Prachi Raturi

eNewsDesk

MUSSOORIE, Sept 3

Four to five thirty pm on Sunday saw Kempty Falls in a never before avatar.

In a rescue that lasted almost one and a half hours, seven police personnel and about 15 locals helped rescue 180 tourists stranded at Kempty falls.

The rain which began post lunch took a dramatic form at the popular tourist destination when the fall turned into a scary gush.

 Virender Panwar, a local told eNewsDesk, “I have never ever witnessed this form of the falls in so many years. It was scary. All one could see was this massive muddy gush.”

Prakash Pokhriyal, Station officer, Kempty police station said, “We got a call from a local and immediately rushed to the falls. With our team of seven and the help of locals, we were able to rescue all the 180 tourists.”

Ropes and life jackets were used in the rescue and the promptness of the rescue helped save the precious lives.

While everyone was rescued safely few shopkeepers saw their goods being washed down in the massive gush. “It is a miracle everyone came out alive”, said a visibly shaken shopkeeper, Vinod Nautiyal.

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