The fire brigade officials rescued Ramdas Ubhe (24) of Mhatobanagar in Kothrud after his sisters raised an alarm. A team of the Kothrud police then took the youth to a hospital.
Fire station duty officer Rajesh Jagtap told TOI, “He and his two sisters were walking on the hill. His sisters claimed that they heard the cries of a cat. Then their brother, Ubhe, went to the cliff to check what it was. He spotted the cat but fell off the cliff while trying to save it around 7am on Thursday. He fell about 60 feet and landed on his legs.”
He said, “It was not possible for the rescue van to reach the secluded spot. The fire brigade team waded into neck-deep water and rescued Ubhe despite these odds. We did not find any cat at the spot, though.”
Senior police inspector Mahendra Jagtap of the Kothrud police said, “Our team visited the spot and took Ubhe to hospital. We are yet to record his statement.”