Kedarnath Pilgrim falls in Mandakini River while taking selfie
A man, who was on his way to Kedarnath in Uttarakhand, fell into the Mandakini river after he lost balance while taking a selfie in the Rudraprayag district.
The incident happened on Monday afternoon when the man, a resident of Gujarat, fell into the river while he was on his way to the Kedarnath Shrine to pay his obeisance.
#Watch: Pilgrim falls in Mandakani River while trying to take a selfie. He was rescued by the swift action of the SDRF team
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As per the police, the pilgrim slipped into the river while taking a selfie.
“The timely intervention by SDRF deployed at Rambara station saved the life of the pilgrim who followed the instructions of the rescue team,” Rudraprayag Superintendent of Police.
In the video of the dramatic rescue operation accessed by News18, the man can be seen clinging to a rock amidst the strong flow of the river water.
The SDRF team pulled the man to a safer distance using ropes, against the current of the river.