Firefighters received a call around 5:55 p.m. Sunday evening. At the time, firefighters were informed that a 71-year-old mentally retarded man was trapped in a cramped space outside the gallery on the 22nd floor of Wing A of the 22-storey Sarovar building in Samtanagar , Kandivali East. After that, firefighters from Dindoshi and Kandivali fire departments rushed to the scene and started rescue operations. The man was repeatedly told by his relatives and the jawans to stay there. Due to the narrow space outside the gallery and the six-foot high wall, the firefighters were challenged to perform the rescue operation quickly. Finally, Rajudas Rathod descended into the narrow space using ropes and various rescue equipment. They immediately tied the man up with a rope. At that time, other jawans who were standing inside the building picked up this person and took him inside. As the rescue was successfully completed in just a few minutes, many people, including the person’s loved ones, breathed a sigh of relief. At this time, Central Senior Fire Officer A. J Jadhav and other jawans were also present.
Thrilling rescue operation on the 22-storey tower, Manal Rao! A jawan risked his life for a mentally retarded; Mentally disabled patient rescued by firefighters from 22-story tower