Babu | Photo: Mathrubhumi news screengrab
Palakkad: Babu, the 23-year-old youth who was rescued after almost after 46 hours of being trapped between the crevice of Cheradu hills was discharged from Palakkad District Hospital on Friday morning. He was advised to take rest at his home.
Reaching home he told the media that he wished to join the Air Force as he had earlier worked as a civilian staff in an Air Force unit, here.
"I believed in myself and I knew I would be rescued, so I did not fear. It was hot at times and at times it became cold. On Wednesday morning, I heard the sound of the Army team who called from the top and said not to worry," said Babu.
Babu said that he loves to travel and he would go trekking again if he feels like it. Babu said that he attempted to descend from the crevice by himself several times before the rescue operation.
It was on Monday afternoon that Babu and his two friends left to explore Koormbachi hills. He said that he went trekking when his friends called him. Though his friends dropped the expedition midway, Babu continued to ascend the hills. He said that he slipped while descending and fell from the hills. He then informed the matter to fire force.
Babu was trapped in a recess on the mountain face, between rocks, in the scorching heat with no water or food.
‘I sat in the crevice during the night. I tried going down because of extreme cold. I responded to the calls from fire force officers. I thought that I would ascend down the hill if the fire force team couldn’t get to me. I could see everyone from where I was trapped. I also saw people and helicopters approaching. I was hopeful that I would be rescued. I told my family members that I was going to play football," Babu explained.
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.
(With inputs from agencies)