Beltangady: Youth who went missing while trekking to Bandaje Falls found

Daijiworld Media Network – Beltangady (MS)

Beltangady, May 30: Paresh Kishanlal Agarwal (25), a software engineer employed in Bengaluru and native of Nagpur in Maharashtra, who had arrived for trekking in the forest of Charmadi and went missing, was traced by a local team of youths and brought out of the forest safely.

The techie, who was trekking from Ranizari of Moodigere taluk reached Bandaje Falls on Sunday evening. He lost his track as sun set for the day. He shared his location to his colleague in Bengaluru. He called police control room and also shared the information on WhatsApp groups. Hanif, who owns a hotel at Charmadi also came to know the matter through WhatsApp message and he sent the same to his friends at Charmadi.

A team of police, forest department personnel local youths consisting of Mubashir, Ashraf, Shamsu, Nasir, Sudhir, Janardhana, Shashidhar, Asif and ambulance driver Jaleel went in search of Paresh.

Two teams were made and the search operation began at 5 pm on Sunday. Paresh was located at Bandaje rivulet vicinity at around midnight. It is said that the techie was exhausted due to hunger, fear and tiredness. After offering him food and water he was brought to Kajoor at 4.30 am. There was no proper network in the area where the youth was stuck.

The trekker was given first aid and brought to Beltangady police station. Information was relayed onto this parents and friends. He was taken to the resort where he had taken a room. Later he was handed over to Balupete police.

The techie had entered the prohibited area through Rani Zari. The teams had to walk for more than 10 km on rough terrain to locate him.





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  • sense_shetty, Mangalore Kudla

    Tue, May 30 2023

    Share your trekking path or your travel plans with friends or relatives.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Tue, May 30 2023

    When a person goes trekking to a unknown place ,should always or better to take someone who knows the way or dangers.Later it is simply a look out or searching will be difficult.Why he didnt take any maps or other help things ?Now thank God he could inform someone or was found.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Tue, May 30 2023

    God is Great ...

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Tue, May 30 2023

    if some poor fellow would have gone the khaki will not help...becoz this guy is big shot he was tracked down..charbi for these fellows....too much money....

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  • Deepak Kotian, Mulki

    Tue, May 30 2023

    This is not trekking, this is fun for the young generation. Those interested in trekking must visit Sabarimala once after 48 days vrat. Their trekking wish will be fulfilled there.

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

    Tue, May 30 2023

    Paresh Kishanlal Agarwal, the software engineer is lucky to be alive in the dense forest. Mind-blowing work by the police, forest department personnel, and the local youths in finding the youth.

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  • Flavian, Mangalore/Kuwait

    Tue, May 30 2023

    Lucky that he survived in the forest without being attacked by any wild animals. 🙏

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  • Raghuram, Mangalore

    Tue, May 30 2023

    Most irresponsible chap ---- should be made to work in the station -- and to collect fine --

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  • Nelson, Mangalore

    Tue, May 30 2023

    Inspired by Bear Grylls and Youtube. Kudos on a trek to stupidity.

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