Babu's mother Rashida, Babu trapped between the rocks | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Palakkad: Trekker Babu who was rescued after almost 46 hours of being trapped between the crevice of Cheradu hills was discharged from Palakkad District Hospital on Friday morning.
The doctors and other hospital officials informed that his condition is stable. Babu's friends and family members were present at the hospital to take him home.
A group from Thrissur also came forward with monetary help for Babu. Babu got stuck on the hill for more than 40 hours without food or water. The doctors said that he has regained most of his health. He was under observation in the ICU from Wednesday noon.
Babu's mother Rashida said that she did not expect to take her son home so soon. She thanked all who helped to save her son.
"A big salute to all those who stood with us and all the soldiers who took part in the rescue mission. Much gratitude to all those who offered your prayers for Babu," said the mother.
She also said that many are offering help without even asking for it. She pointed out that children must not trespass into forest regions without permission from the Forest Department. She added that such dangerous incidents should be avoided.
23-year-old Babu was airlifted by a special helicopter after getting trapped at Cheradu hills on Monday and was rescued by the army men on Wednesday. The helicopter landed at Kanjikode helipad. He was rushed to the hospital from there immediately.
Babu was trapped in a recess on the mountain face, between rocks, in the scorching heat with no water or food since Monday. It was around Monday afternoon, Babu and his two friends left to explore Koormbachi hills. Though his friends dropped the expedition midway, Babu continued to ascend the hills.
According to reports, he got trapped in a crevice which is situated around half kilometres from the top of the hill. It was hard to spot him from the top or bottom of the hill. Babu phoned his family till 7.30 pm on Monday. But later, his phone became unreachable.