A true Drone young hero from Kerala saves lives of 4 boatsmen
Young mind with new innovation helped to save four lives in Kerala. On Tuesday in Thrissur at Nattika beach a boat carrying 4 fishermen was missed. A 19 -year- old Devang Subil approached them to help. After hearing his plea Nattika legislator Geetha Gopi approached police and rescue officials and Subil boarded a rescue boat with his drone. After travelling 11 nautical miles Subil released his drone. At first, wind created problem. When wind cleared after 20 minutes determined Subil captured first visuals of a man clinging on to a log of capsized boat and beamed faint visuals in his mobile phone. Soon fishermen and coastal police diverted vessels to the place where the first man was found and rescued him. After travelling 300 metres other 2 members found. After 1 hour they found fourth person. The last man was almost drowning. Minutes after his rescue he lost consciousness.
Now all the 4 persons are undergoing treatment in a hospital in Thrissur. They spent almost 6 hours in the sea. One of them somehow managed to send an SOS to the shore alerting other boatmen.
MLA Geetha Gopi felt proud that her attempt to get the permission to use Subil in rescue operation became a success. For Subil it was a first deep-sea voyage. Subil is doing second-year B.Tech in Bengaluru Christ university. Due to pandemic now he is staying in his native place.
After the rescue operation, Subil said: “ It is the most affordable medium to resue than using helicopters and speed boats.” He wants to add more modifications and also wants to train rescuers involved in such operations. It was the first time that a drone was used to save boatsmen in South India.