Man jumps into well to save drowning child, later realises it was his son
Valanchery: Ameer Ali, a native of Edayoor here had jumped into a well to rescue a child who fell into the well while riding a bicycle. Ameer had no clue that it was his 11-year-old son Renil, who was drowning when he jumped into the well. He only identified Renil when he lifted the boy from the well.
The incident took place on Wednesday evening. Some children reached Ameer Ali’s house for playing with his son. Suddenly, he heard the cry of his wife and rushed to the spot.
As directed by his wife, he ran towards the well in his compound. At first, he did not notice anything unusual. But realising somebody has fallen into the well, he jumped into it. After noticing a boy was drowning in the well, he grabbed his collar and lifted from the water.
It was only then, Ameer Ali realised he had lifted his own son. With the help of others, the father and son climbed out of the well.
The boy had fallen into the well after his bicycle which he was riding had a brake failure.