A man who was trapped between rocks on a steep cliff for two days without any food or water has miraculously been rescued in a thrilling turn of events that's being compared to the film 127 Hours.
R Babu, 23, had climbed Cherad Hill in the Indian state of Kerala on Monday, February 7, along with two of his friends.
However their hike took a dangerous turn when Babu slipped and became trapped between two rocks.
His hiking buddies tried to help him, but they could not reach him safely, so decided to abandon the man in order to seek help.
The Southern Command Indian Army launched a “rescue operation to extricate a person stuck in a steep gorge” and after two days of him being trapped, he was eventually rescued on Wednesday, February 9.
The Army posted on Twitter following the rescue: “In a daring mission Indian Army Team from Southern Command has rescued the stranded trekker, Mr Babu to safety from the dangerous cliff, across the treacherous rocky mountain face."
Twitter users were quick to draw comparisons between this incident and Danny Boyle’s film 127 Hours, which told the real-life story of Aron Ralston who cut off his own arm after becoming trapped by a boulder in the Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA.
One user wrote: “Whew, saved. Was reminded of 127 Hours, luckily, things didn't get that bad."
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Another added: “Almost a repeat of Danny Boyle's 127 Hours. A trekker falls into a deep crevice on a steep rock in some no man's land and is unable to get out. But unlike Boyle's movie, the Indian Army is trying to reach him and rescue him. Live TV adventure in Kerala.”
A third commented: “Scary. Really hope Babu is rescued. Can't imagine how terrifying it must be to be sitting in that crevice for so long. Reminds me of 127 Hours.”
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