HP Police Safely Rescued Stranded Trekkers at Churdhar Sanctuary, located in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh.

Chopal 12th Nov, 2018 : Chopal Police has successfully rescued 5 trekkers at Churdhar Sanctuary, located in Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh. As per the information provided by Mr Santosh Sharma, DSP HP Police Chopla, atotaal of five persons, who started trekking at Churdhar on Saturday i.e. 10th Nov, 2018 from Nauhradhar Side. These person included Ravinder Gupta S/0 Ravinder Gupta, Deepak S/o Munna Prasad, Amit Kumar Yadav S/o Suneel Kumar, Neeraj Kumar S/o Jaya Shankar, Amit Dubey S/o Anil Dubey and VikasSharma S/o Deepak Sharma. Five were from Ludhian Punjab and one was from Kurukshetra Haryana. After starting from Nauhradhar side, they were able to cross Tisri, a midway halt before final climb. By then it was already dark and as they started for the final climb, amidst snow, soon they found themselves stranded, as the hill track was submerged under ice and being all first timers, they soon left the steam. Mobile were just out of charge and mobile connectivity was almost missing. Time was around past 8 PM. The Icy winds from fresh snowfall has further dampen the trekkers spirit. In such scenerio, where imminent death from freezing cold was lurking in dark, As the luck would have it, stranded, and thinking for the worst, some one from the team, tried to start the mobile with exhausted battery. And to their luck, its screen came live for a few seconds, before shutting down again. But those few seconds truned life saver for the teamas they were able to send a SOS message using Whatsup to parents of one team member at Ludhiana, Punjab. On receiving SOS message, parents alerted SSP Office, Shimla, which in turns directed Mr Santosh Sharma, DSP, Chopal to conduct a night time rescue mission at the earliest as freezing temperature at Churdhar could have been the point of no return for the stranded trekkers.

Mr Santosh Sharma, DSP Chopal, sensing the urgency, promptly arranged a rescue team of police personnel and then started the mission impossible. Through a well coordinated rescue mission, IT Cell at HP Police Head Quarter Shimla, was able to pin point the position of stranded trekkers from the SOS whatsup message from trekkers. Thanks to digital advancement, having Latitudes and Altitudes, after a grueling climb in freezing temperatur and dark, rescue team was able to reach them at 11 PM. They were all found, huddled together waiting for the worst. They were taken to Churdhar Temple and further taken to Chopal on Monday Morning, where anxious parents were waiting and were soaked with emotion on seeing the rescued trekkers..