Thai elephant and baby saved in dramatic rescue from manhole

Thai elephant and baby saved in dramatic rescue from manhole 2
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Veterinarians and park staff pulled off a dramatic rescue of a pair of elephants in Thailand this week that saw the use of a boom lift, a digger and the resuscitation of an unconscious mother by three people.

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The rescue took place in the pouring rain in central Nakhon Nayok province yesterday when a 1-year-old elephant fell into a roadside drainage hole. The distressed mother stood guard over her calf, according to national park staff, but also fell in shortly after she was sedated.

Rescuers used a truck-mounted boom lift to pull the mother out before climbing on top of her to perform simultaneous cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as a digger cleared away earth so the anxious calf could climb out from the slippery mud.

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The calf began suckling its mother, who soon regained consciousness, and both returned immediately to the wild. — Reuters

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Source – Sun Uk

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