Over the past couple of weeks, several parts of India have witnessed the devastating effects of floods. 4,157 villages in Assam submerged due to the torrential rain, crocodiles were spotted on the waterlogged streets of Vadodara and routine life came to a halt in Mumbai. But amidst the chaos also came glimpses of heroes without capes going above and beyond the call of duty and helping the stranded. A cop in Gujarat rescued a 45-day baby among others by carrying the infant on his head.
Yesterday, IAF Flight Lieutenant Karan Deshmukh saved an old lady using a winch cradle and airlifted her from flood-hit Navsari area. Here is the braveheart in action, take a look.
#BraveHeartsofIndia :FltLt Karan Deshmukh winched himself down & waded through neck deep water at Navsari,Gujarat, to save an old lady who was afraid to board the winch cradle.
He pacified the old lady & helped her through water onto winch cradle, finally getting her to safety. pic.twitter.com/0T0xEehaYZ
— Indian Air Force (@IAF_MCC) August 4, 2019
Due to the submergence of low-lying regions in Gujarat, the Indian Air Force has deployed choppers to rescue people and take them to safer places. In this instance, the elderly woman was afraid to step into the winch cradle which is why the Lieutenant went to her himself.
Netizens showered praises on the braveheart and applauded his courage and indomitable spirit.
Well done JOB Flight-Lieutenant Karan Deshmukh Sir👏🙏🇮🇳💪
PROUD OF YOU SIR 👏🙏🇮🇳
JAI HIND 🇮🇳
— Hasi Johari 🇮🇳 (@hasi_iafjohari) August 4, 2019
Excellent Rescue operation🙏👍👍
— Atindra Shukla🇮🇳 (@ads7506) August 4, 2019
A big Salute to all of you🙏🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳
— PRATEEK SRIVASTAVA (@ppprrrateek) August 4, 2019
Hats off to you and the team of @IAF_MCC for carrying out such ops. Kudos to your spirit.
— moonmoon (@moonmoo83407908) August 4, 2019
Breath taking and courageous!
Salute to the IAF missionaries to their indomitable courage and spirit.
God bless them all. ❤🙏
— raj permandlla (@rajpermandlla) August 5, 2019
Such innumerable acts of bravery, even in peace time, are what makes our forces more and more respected and loved. Proud of Indian armed forces.
— Adamarx (@Adamarx1) August 5, 2019
Nation And It's People Before Everything. Jai Hind Ki Sena 🇮🇳 🙏 ❤️
— Harsh Triwedi (@iHappySach) August 5, 2019
We salute IAF Flight Lieutenant Karan Deshmukh’s bravery and hope that people in all the flood-affected areas remain safe until the rains cease and the water level recedes.