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Punjab-origin teen dies rescuing three youngsters swept away in Kings River in California – chandigarh


Amritsar: A 29-year-old man from Gurdaspur district of Punjab died whereas rescuing three youngsters being swept away within the Kings River in California.

Manjeet Singh jumped into the river to rescue a boy and two women who had been enjoying within the water off Reedley Seashore on Wednesday. They had been swept away by a present that pushed them south beneath a bridge.

Seeing the trio drowning and crying for assist, Manjeet jumped into the river to attempt to save them. “He eliminated his turban and tried to make use of it as a rope to tug the kids in however was rapidly pulled beneath himself. He went in to attempt to assist them and, sadly, went beneath water pretty rapidly and by no means got here again up,” reported Los Angeles Occasions, quoting Reedley police commander Marc Ediger.

The sacrifice of the Sikh teen is extensively being hailed within the US and India with spiritual, social and political leaders paying tribute on their social media handles.

In response to US media studies, two youngsters had been dropped at shore unhurt, however one of many women was underwater for practically 15 minutes. She was taken to Valley Kids’s Hospital in Fresno and as of Friday remained in a crucial situation and on life help.

SON OF A FARMER, HE WENT TO US TWO YEARS AGO

Manjeet was the youngest son of Gurbax Singh, a farmer and former block samiti member at Chhina village in Gurdaspur district. The household struggled to ship him overseas two years in the past.

“There is no such thing as a larger sacrifice than to put down one’s life for saving others,” stated Panthdeep Singh, the sarpanch of the village.

“Manjeet went to the US two years in the past. He was at Fresno to be taught truck driving. He had his first coaching session to grow to be a truck driver on the day of the tragedy. Our whole village salutes him for his sacrifice,” the sarpanch stated.

SARPANCH URGES GOVT TO HELP BRING BACK BODY

“He was kindhearted and eager to serve humanity. Through the Covid-19 lockdown, he prolonged monetary assist to needy households in Dera Baba Nanak space. In addition to, he despatched donations for the village’s improvement. He would ask us to not disclose his identify as donor,” Panthdeep Singh stated.

The sarpanch urged the federal government to assist convey again his physique to India in order that his household may see their courageous son one final time and carry out the final rites. “It’s as a lot an honour as being killed at battle,” he stated.

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