It takes a lot of metal to be a policeman and take on the responsibility of protecting other’s lives. While we occasionally find ourselves judging the entire police lot, there are many who would unflinchingly put their lives at stake to save another’s. One such tale of a hero was reported from Haridwar.
Uttarakhand Police’s official Twitter account recently posted a video showing how a policeman risked his own life to save a man drowning in the Ganga.
According to sources, a Haryana local named Vishal visited the Kangra Ghat to take a dip in the river water when he suddenly lost balance and slipped, thereby drifting along with the strong current of the water.
It was then when he was spotted by a Uttarakhand police official named Sunny who quickly dived into the river, swam against the gushing waters and caught hold of him. The policeman then carried him to the shore thus, saving a life.
The entire incident has been captured on camera:
हरियाणा निवासी विशाल #haridwar स्थित कांगड़ा घाट पर नहाने गया था। तभी उसका पैर फिसला और वह गंगा के तेज बहाव में बहने लगा है। इसी दौरान वहां मौजूद #UttarakhandPolice के जवान #सन्नी की नजर उस पर पड़ी। सन्नी ने तत्काल गंगा में कूदकर युवक को कड़ी मशक्कत के बाद सकुशल बचा लिया। pic.twitter.com/g1qhBYKhlF
— Uttarakhand Police (@uttarakhandcops) July 20, 2019
As the video went viral, people from across the country have been hailing the brave policeman. Take a look!
We are proud of you Sunny .God bless you
— MUNNİ PANT (@MunniPant) July 20, 2019
Good work by Uttarakhand Police https://t.co/w41Gl1VKDl
— Adv. Sharad C.Mishra (@AdvSharadmishra) July 22, 2019
— Sassy Indian Girl 🇮🇳 (@SassyIndianGurl) July 22, 2019
Kudos to this man! https://t.co/74RLhccDEC
— Saket Kakkar 🇮🇳 (@saketkakkar) July 22, 2019
Salute to Uttarakhand Police for this brave effort. A drowning boy Vishal was saved. It takes a lot or courage to do something like this. 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 https://t.co/7I2o9a8caD
— Richa Yashma (@RichaYash) July 22, 2019
Amazed by the sense of emergency shown by this cop. Congratulations Uttarakhand Police. https://t.co/XnIQbwceCV
— ||Āryāvarta|| (@Aryavarta_) July 22, 2019
Proud of you Uttarakhand police
— Narender Rawat (@NARENDE12398371) July 20, 2019
Great efforts by @uttarakhandcops great job country salute you guys have great happy life and serve the country in same way.
— Jitendra H.chopra (@jhchopra) July 22, 2019
More than courage, it takes a selfless heart to save someone’s life despite threatening circumstances. Kudos to Uttarakhand Police!