As rain continues to slather various Gujarat Regions, The Office of Commissioner of Relief, Gandhinagar asked The Indian Coast Guard for assistance in rescue operations in the flood-affected Navsari district. Following this, the ICG Air Station Daman quickly moved into action and instantly launched the CG Chetak helicopter CG 802 at 12:55 hours on Tuesday, ends up saving six stranded people. Navsari district and surrounding areas have been cut off by unusually heavy rain for the past two days.
The rescued six people were fighting the weather and were stranded in separate locations were saved and transported to safe locations despite the extremely difficult weather circumstances of 20 to 25-knot winds, blinding rain, and minimal visibility when the aircraft arrived in the area. Rescue efforts are being carried out in cooperation with the State Disaster Management team and NDRF.
The ICG was asked for help in order to assist locals in the villages of Golvad and Fadvel in Chikhali Taluka, close to the Kaveri river in Navsari District and those who were trapped by flash floods on the banks of the river Kaveri.