Toddler Sujith Wilson Found Dead After 3-day Rescue Attempts

Accidents & Disasters

Two-year-old Sujith Wilson who fell into a borewell and was trapped on Friday evening has unfortunately passed away despite continuous non-stop rescue attempts

Written By Yash Sanghvi | Mumbai | Updated On:

The two-year-old who fell into a borewell on Friday, October 25, Sujith Wilson, has unfortunately died before he could be rescued. Authorities confirmed his death at 2.15 am. His body was recovered in the early hours of Tuesday morning and was taken to the hospital. The body of the two-year-old has been taken to his residence in Nadukattupatti following an autopsy this morning. Authorities had tried their best to rescue the boy, mounting a non-stop operation that lasted more than 80 hours.

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Sujith Wilson passed away at 2:15 a.m.

The saddening news of Sujith's demise was released to the press by Revenue Secretary J Radhakrishnan on Tuesday at 2:15 am. On Friday, October 25, Sujith Wilson fell into a 600 feet unused borewell. When his parents realised that he was missing for 20 minutes, they informed the local authorities immediately. The authorities rushed to the spot with the fire department to rescue the child. Other officials including the District Collector, the Police Chief of the district also reached the spot immediately.

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Rescue Operations began at 6 pm on Friday

Rescue Operations began at 6 pm on Friday when the Fire and Rescue Department and the State Disaster Response Force tried to use the traditional method of digging up another borewell parallelly to rescue the child. However, these efforts were hampered as they struck hard rock structures at just 10 feet of depth. Around 550 people were involved in the rescue operation. Oxygen was continuously pumped into the pit.

Sujith was initially stuck at a depth of 26 feet, but later on, Saturday he slipped to a depth of 88 feet. 

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