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Boudh: In a daredevil operation that lasted for more than two hours, a team of Odisha fire fighters rescued a child stuck between rocks in a raging river in Boudh district on Wednesday.

As per the reports, the 5-year-old boy from Buruguda village under Purunakatak police limits in the district got stuck in the cavity of two rocks while bathing in a river along with his friends today. Unable to get himself out of the rocks, he cried for help.

Though his friends and some locals tried to rescue him, all their efforts went in vain. They later called the fire station at Chari Chhak and around seven fire services personnel rushed to the spot. They reportedly rescued the boy after two hours of gruelling operation.

Speaking about the incident, Director General of Odisha Fire Services, Satyajit Mohanty said, “I congratulate the team on their wonderful job in rescuing the boy. It was a courageous operation as the river current was so strong and they had to divert the water to another stream.”

"The district administration also supported the fire fighters by helping them divert the river water to another stream," he said.

“These are trained professionals. Few days ago, a boy was saved in a night-time operation from a palm tree in Jajpur. That was an awe inspiring operation as well,” Mohanty added.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

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