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999 call: 7 tourists stuck on boat in Kaptai Lake rescued after hours

  • Published at 01:48 pm September 10th, 2021
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Kaptai lake is slowly losing its navigability as water levels at the lake are ever-decreasing Dhaka Tribune

The boat got stuck in a swarm of water hyacinths near Balukhali

Police rescued seven tourists, including women and children, as they got stuck in an engine boat in the Kaptai Lake on Thursday night after they had made a call to the national emergency service number 999.

Sanzid Ahmed, a resident of Dhaka, along with families and friends went to visit Rangamati and the Kaptai Lake in an engine boat on Thursday.

The boat got stuck in a swarm of water hyacinths near Balukhali and the propeller of the boat’s engine broke as the boatman repeatedly tried to restart it.

Stuck in the middle of the lake for hours, Sanzid called on the helpline number 999 around 1:30 pm requesting for their rescue.

Following the call, a request for a speedy rescue of the tourists was made to the naval police control room and  Rangamati sadar naval police outpost.

Then, a team, led by in-charge Inspector of Rangamati naval police Rusel Mia and assistant sub-inspector Nazmul, started a rescue operation.

After a few hours of their efforts, the tourist group was safely rescued from the boat.

On September 7, another tourist group of eight people were rescued from the Kaptai Lake after they had sought help through the national emergency service number.

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