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Police officer reported missing during rescue mission

 

A Police Officer who attempted to rescue five children who were trapped in a house in Galwala, Madampe due to floods was reported missing .

The Madampe Police report that they had received a call with the plea that five children were trapped in a house and that flooded waters were rising fast. 

A team of policemen were deployed to the area to rescue the children. who were residing in a house located next to a lake.

The missing Police constable who was also a former police intelligence officer, Sampath had attempted to swim towards the house, when a fresh wave of water had hit, sweeping him away.

A special search operation was conducted by the navy, army and police to search for him but as of today evening, he had not been found.

The children however were rescued by the navy.