Endangering own life, Malappuram youth saves tourist at Keralamkundu waterfalls

Fazaluddin, Fazaluddin rescuing Vijesh

Karuvarakundu: A Malappuram native youth has miraculously saved the life of another, who got completely drained after entering the waters of Keralamkundu falls. Fazaluddin, hailing from Kalikavu, rescued a Tamil Nadu native youth from nearly 50 feet depth, by putting his own life at risk.

A five-member group from Tamil Nadu had reached the Keralamkundu waterfalls at Karuvarakundu in Malappuram by noon on Monday. Vijesh, who does not know swimming, stepped into a comparatively shallow part of the plunge pool. Unfortunately, he drifted to the deep-water and screamed for help. His friends somehow managed to save and take him to the bank. However, they could not mount back by carrying him through the boulders on a steep slope. There was no other way to carry Vijesh, whose health condition had been deteriorating. Even security officials stood helpless.

It was during this time, Fazaluddin intervened and suggested to take Vijesh by tying on his shoulder and back. Though the others opined that it would be impossible and tried to force him to abandon the plan, Fazaluddin did not step back. Without wasting time, Fazaluddin held on to a rope and carried Vijesh carefully by tying the latter to his back. When they reached atop, the others provided first aid and rushed Vijesh the nearby hospital.

Fazaluddin said that his experience in digging well has helped him to save a life now. Fazaluddin had himself dug the well in his house. Although, it was the first time in which he mounted steep boulders by hanging on a rope. He said that he could not think of anything when he found a person struggling for life.

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