Chandigarh: A thread tied to the foot of a pigeon got entangled in a high-tension wire after which the poor bird kept hanging upside down for over two hours before a valiant effort of a good samaritan saved its life.
The joint action of the UT police and Fire Department officials saved the pigeon from getting electrocuted. The bird was rescued and released in its natural habitat after getting the medical treatment. It was a rare breed of pigeon.
On Friday morning, Happy Singh, owner of Happy Autos, Plot 30, Industrial Area, Chandigarh, on reaching his service station noticed a pigeon hanging upside down from a high-tension wire outside his shed and struggling to get itself freed.
Acting swiftly, Happy called the PCR and within no time PCR number 7 reached the spot. PCR in charge Sub-Inspector Jangbahadur Singh, wasting no time, called the Fire Department and the Electricity Depargtment directing them to bring about a hydraulic ladder to rescue the bird. A hydraulic ladder was summoned from Manimajra fire station under the leadership of senior fireman Tirlok Raj.
Once the power supply was shut down, the firemen raised the ladder and untangled the thread stuck in the wire and got the bird released. The pigeon with a longer beak than other breeds seems to be a rare breed, said the police officer.
Ranjit Singh, manager at Happy Autos, said, “We saw the bird struggling to get itself freed from the high-tension wire. We immediately called the police so that the bird could be saved.”
The Sub-Inspector of PCR-7 said, “When we reached the spot, we saw that the pigeon was hanging upside down and struggling to get itself freed.
Firemen rescuing the pigeon from a high-tension wire in Industrial Area
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