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How daring duo entered a river amid heavy rain to save a drowning Mumbai man

Mumbai city news: Ankush Pawar, 36, was trying to reach a logs of firewood floating in a river. He stood on a rock as the water level rose because of the rain

mumbai Updated: Jul 03, 2017 14:35 IST
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The river in which the man got stranded.
The river in which the man got stranded.(Santosh Patil)

A farmer was rescued by two locals from drowning in Palghar on Sunday.

Ankush Pawar, 36, was trying to reach a logs of firewood floating in a river. He stood on a rock as the water level rose because of the rain. Salu Dagda and Sandip Pawar jumped into the water and saved Pawar using ropes.

“Pawar, a resident of Brahmanpada saw the logs floating in Tambdi river, which was swelling up with rainwater. To collect them for fuel, Pawar entered the river and found himself stranded,” said Vivekanand Kadam, disaster management officer, Palghar. “The sudden rise in water levels caused him to panic,” said Kadam.

“Pawar started to scream, which Dagda and Sandip heard. Using ropes, one of them got into the river and managed to rescue Pawar. He was given first aid for bruises,” said Kadam.