An elephant calf tumbled into a well in Sureidihi village under the Rasgobindpur forest range in Baripada, Odisha’s Baripada district. A group of fire officials and forest personnel later retrieved it.
A calf had fallen into a 14-foot deep borewell, dug by villagers to access water. They immediately alerted forest officials about the accident.
“We were sleeping after dinner..we heard the elephants’ trumpet noise and saw that they had damaged our home completely,” a villager said.
“As the elephant herd returned, one of the calves fell into a well. We immediately notified the forest officials,” said Sukumari Patra.
The fire department and forest officials were dispatched to the area following the accident. Rescue operations began as soon as possible.
They began by digging a well, then attaching a pipe to suck out the water while the calf was struggling to stay afloat.
The calf was removed from the well using a rope device connected to a machine.
Later, locals and forest officials safely rescued the baby.
Watch the incredible moment here: