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Mumbai police rescue 75-year-old woman who fell into Mithi river

Mumbai city news: A group of spectators were waiting near the river, but no one stepped forward to help, said an official.

mumbai Updated: Jun 27, 2017 11:08 IST
Farhan Shaikh
The police team at the spot.
The police team at the spot.(HT)

The Mumbai police on Tuesday rescued a 75-year-old woman, who was drowning in Mithi River in Borivli (West).

The Mumbai police control room received a call about the woman around 8.15am.

Soon, police inspector Kandalgavkar and his team, including two sub-inspectors and three constables, rushed to the spot.

A group of spectators were waiting near the river, but no one stepped forward to help, said an official.

“The woman fell off a wall adjoining the river. She was struggling when the team reached. Our team jumped in and pulled her out,” said inspector Kandalgavkar.

The woman, Mahananda Butale, is a ragpicker and lives in IC Colony. Police said she was sent to Karuna Hospital for a check-up. Her condition is stable, said officials.