Tamil Nadu: Rescuers use boring machine in attempt to save 2-year-old who fell into borewell
Sujith Wilson, a 2-year-old boy, on Friday (October 25), fell inside an abandoned borewell while he was playing outside his residence in Tamil Nadu's Trichy
Trichy: A boring machine reached the spot, in the early hours of Sunday (October 27), where a 2-year old fell into a borewell in Nadukattupatti of Trichy district in Tamil Nadu.
According to reports, officials have decided to dig 100 feet from the side of the deep well to rescue Sujith Wilson, who fell into the borewell on Friday. Three staff members from rescue agencies are currently inside the pit.
Despite several logistic difficulties, the rig drilling machines arrived at the rescue spot around 2.30am today. Though the drilling started around 7am, it is expected to take at least three to four hours to complete the process.
Officials are planning to go through a connecting passage to rescue Sujith.
More than six crews from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as well as the State Disaster Response Force have been deployed to rescue the toddler, who is stuck at 100 feet below ground level.
The toddler fell into the borewell while he was playing near his house.
A medical team has been supplying the boy with oxygen from outside the borewell.