Four minors who were swimming and about to get drowned were saved by BSF troops at Lyngkhat in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.
The BSF in a statement on Friday said that four minors who were swimming in the Khuri nullah near BSF BOP Lyngkhat on Thursday, were about to drown after the water level of the nullah increased with high current, due to incessant rain. The strong current drifted the four minors to a state of drowning.
When the minors shouted for help, the BSF troops consisting of one officer and 13 other personnel, immediately jumped into the river braving the high current and rescued all four of them.
The rescued minors were identified as Leading Stone ,6 , Abhijeet ,7, Tranky, 5, and Barik, 16,, all residents of Lyngkhat village under Pynursla police station in East Khasi Hills district.
The BSF troops have been maintaining the border. Despite large number of troops being deployed in internal security duties including general Parliamentary elections, law and order; they have done a recommendable job by rendering their valuable services to the public.
The local and civil administration appreciated the BSF personnel for their timely and appreciable help in saving precious lives and rendering the much needed first aid.