Srinagar: Police in Ganderbal on Monday said that it has rescued a group of youth who had arrived for trekking at Sonamarg.
In a statement issued here on Monday police said that the group of 3 persons identified as Abbas Ali son of Mohd Bakir, Yawar Hussain son of Haider Ali Lone and Syed Qamar Ali son of Syed Ibrahim, all residents of Mirgund Budgam started trekking expedition on a peak in Sonamarg near fish point. After covering some distance the trio reached at a steep cliff which stalled their movement and they were unable to climb down thereby jeopardising their safety.
As the three youth could not move out to safety, Police Station received their SOS calls and immediately pressed their rescue teams into action. The rescue teams scaled the heights and brought down all the three persons back safely. The rescue teams included SHO Sonamarg acted swiftly under the supervision of SSP Ganderbal Suhail Munawar Mir and SDPO Kangan.
“Locals and the family members of the rescued youth have thanked Police for their quick response and securing lives of ordinary citizens”, reads the concluding para of the above quoted police statement.