ANANTNAG, Feb 25, KDC: After a gap of more than 48 hours, six persons who had gone missing on their way to Warwan via Margan Top have been rescued.
The Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla said that he has received confirmation from his counterpart at Kishtwar and the six persons have been rescued.
A major rescue effort by joint teams of Mountain Rescue, Army and SDRF was launched early morning today to locate the six persons.
A 28-person joint rescue party of MRT, SDRF, Army personnel along with local guides left Matigawran at 4:45 AM today, said DC Anantnag.
The DC Anantnag had also ordered massive resource mobilisation to clear snow bound areas so that rescue efforts can bear fruit.
Supervising the operations personally, SSP Anantnag Ashish Mishra was in close touch with Army authorities of Sector 2 RR and monitored the rescue operation minutely. The joint efforts by District Administration, District Police, Army and authorities from Kishtwar were instrumental in ensuring that the rescue operation was smooth and the persons reached home safely.
The efforts were implemented on ground by close coordination of SDM Kokernag , SDPO Kokernag and CO 3 RR Larkipora.
Army authorities kept Helicopter on standby for recce of missing persons but due to inclement weather that option could not be exercised and decision to carry out on foot evacuation was taken.