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Coast Guard officer saves electrocuted duo

Prompt and timely action of an Indian Coast Guard (ICG) officer helped in saving two unconscious people lying on the roadside due to electric shock at the Airport Road recently.

Published: 22nd October 2017 02:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd October 2017 07:34 AM   |  A+A-

Vengappa and his nephew Siddanna were saved by ICG officer Assistant Commandant Abhishek Wadhwa (below) on Saturday

By Express News Service

MANGALURU: Prompt and timely action of an Indian Coast Guard (ICG) officer helped in saving two unconscious people lying on the roadside due to electric shock at the Airport Road recently.

Commandant Abhishek Wadhwa

A press release from ICG said Assistant Commandant Abhishek Wadhwa, belonging to 75 ACV Squadron was heading towards Kunjathbail by the Airport Road around 10 am on October 18. The officer found two people lying on the roadside in unconscious state. Immediately, he stopped and enquired the reason from the two bystanders.

They briefed that the labourers had suffered electric shocks. Without wasting time, the officer commenced Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) by adhering to all the safety precautions. The efforts revived one person. However, the other person was still unconscious. The officer decided to shift the unconscious person to the nearest hospital.

Meanwhile, some people gathered around and hailed an autorickshaw. The unconscious person along with the revived person was sent to AJ Hospital. The unconscious person was treated at Emergency Ward and the doctors were successful in reviving him. He was discharged on Thursday. The two labourers were subsequently identified as Vengappa (47) and his nephew Siddanna (21) from Neerlekeri village in Badami.

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