Pune : Giripremi Team Rescues Injured Trekker on Treacherous K2S Trek Near Sinhagad 

Pune : Giripremi Team Rescues Injured Trekker on Treacherous K2S Trek Near Sinhagad

Pune : Giripremi Team Rescues Injured Trekker on Treacherous K2S Trek Near Sinhagad

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Around 2 a.m. last night, a call was made to the Maharashtra Mountaineers Rescue Coordination Centre (MMRCC) helpline. A trekker was injured en route to Sinhagad while attempting the treacherous K2S Trek. Rahul Meshram, coordinator of MMRCC, contacted Umesh Zirpe, from Giripremi organization in Pune for further perusal.

Santosh Kaduskar, 45, was trekking at night from Katraj to Sinhagad along with friends.  On the fifth hill of the trek, Santosh slipped off on a steep downhill terrain and fractured his right leg, making it impossible for him to walk. 

Umesh Zirpe immediately arranged a rescue operation when he was informed by Rahul Meshram.  Dr. Sumit Mandale, Vivek Shivade, Prabhakar Sutar, Varun Bhagwat, Suyash Mokashi, Kaushal Pohekar, and Aniket Bokil (Shivdurga, Lonavala) formed a team and carried stretcher, first aid, and water to Santosh near the fifth checkpoint. At 4 a.m., Giripremi team reached Santosh by speedily climbing from Sasewadi area. Dr. Sumit immediately plastered Santosh’s fractured leg on the spot, and everyone lifted Santosh on a stretcher and carried him down to the village, where an ambulance was kept on standby to transport Santosh and his friends to the hospital for further treatment.

Some other youngsters from Pune also participated in the rescue, leaving their trek halfway. Deepak Bihade, Aniket Gurav, Abhay Gurav, and Eknath Sarukh were among these youngsters.

We deeply appreciate the noble work done by the rescuers and are immensely proud of their attitude to step forward voluntarily in tough times. We congratulate the team for their splendid duty and wish Santosh a speedy recovery.

Giripremi appeals to everyone to adventure with safety. It is important to have a sense of awareness about safe, responsible, and well planned wilderness excursions. Only with proper preparation and planning, one can achieve an enjoyable and fruitful adventure!

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