Bantwal: Boatman saves elderly woman from watery grave

Mounesh Vishwakarma 

Daijiworld Media Network – Bantwal (EP) 

Bantwal, Sep 12: A boatman rescued a 70-year-old woman, who would have lost her life in Netravati River. 

The incident happened in Kadeshivalaya, Bantwal on Thursday. Manjakka from Ramakunja, Kadaba, is the lady who was rescued. Abbas, from Kadeshivalaya, a boatman who ferries people across the river, saved her life. 

“I saw something floating in the river, when I was waiting for people to board the boat at around 8 am. I saw a woman sinking in river and I rowed my boat towards her. She was being carried away in the strong water current. I rescued her and the person named Keshava helped me to bring her up. Uppinangady police were informed subsequently, who visited the spot and took Manjakka with them,” said Abbas.


Manjakka has sustained minor injuries, but is out of danger.


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  • Evans C. Sumitra, Udupi/ New York, USA.

    Fri, Sep 13 2019

    My big salute to Abbas, the boatman and also Keshava who saved the elderly woman from nearly drowning in the river. God bless both of them abundantly.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Atlanta

    Fri, Sep 13 2019

    May the Almighty bless Abbas & his family ...

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Sep 13 2019

    Super he was there at the right time a angel to save a life.May God bless him and hs family.wish her good health.Sometimes one cant recognize danger of flowing water in river.Have to be careful.

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