Koraput: Two minor boys of Koraput district have shown an exemplary act of bravery by saving an elderly man from drowning in a canal at Dangaguda village here today.
According to sources, the elderly man, identified as Balaji Sahoo, a resident of Gandhi Chhak area under Jeypore Municipality, had gone for a walk early this morning. He was sitting on the embankment of the canal when he suddenly slipped into the water.
Meanwhile, Kishan Majhi and Sanjay Pujari of the same village who were passing by the route spotted Balaji floating in the canal. The duo immediately jumped into the water and pulled him out.
Later, on being informed, Jeypore police along with fire services personnel reached the spot and took the victim to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH).