Dam opened, bike rider washed away while crossing bridge; watch rescue mission

Palakkad: A man along with his bike was washed away in the heavy current after a dam was opened at Perumatty here. Later, the fire force personnel rescued the person adventurously.

The mishap took place at Nilampathy bridge below Moolathara dam in Perumatty panchayat. Gopalapuram native Muniyappan (40) was crossing the bridge in his bike when he met with the accident.

Muniyappan being rescued

Both the man and his bike fell into the water and was swept away in the current. Though he managed to get hold of a small islet in the middle of the river, he could not reach the shore.

Later, fire force personnel arrived and rescued him in an adventurous mission. The locals, civil defence team members and Meenakshipuram police also were part of the rescue mission. Following the mishap, the Nilampathy bridge was closed temporarily.

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