Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday rescued ten tourists from Andaman and Nicobar Islands who had lost their way and were stuck at higher reaches of B-Top Jawahar Tunnel in south Kashmir.
Police said early in the morning a distress call from a local tourist guide of Tangmarg identified as Fayaz Ahmad Mir, was received through the Dial 112 emergency helpline.
The caller stated that ten tourists from Andaman & Nicobar Islands traveling in a vehicle towards Jammu have lost their way and are stranded at an undisclosed location due to inclement weather.
Upon receiving the message, the police contacted the stranded tourists and assured them of every possible help.
After strenuous efforts, the location of the stranded tourists was disclosed at the higher reaches of B-Top Jawahar Tunnel Kulgam and a rescue team was dispatched towards the location.
All the concerned wings including Police Control Room Kulgam were informed and a rescue operation was launched, police said.
The rescue team of police assisted by the teams of civil administration & BEACON were successful in locating the stranded tourists at the higher reaches of B-Top Jawahar Tunnel Kulgam and rescued them.
The team, equipped with necessary equipment & supplies, braved the adverse weather conditions to reach the stranded tourists and provided them assistance and shifted them to safe accommodation. Later the tourists started their journey towards Jammu safely.
The tourists have expressed their gratitude towards the police department for their timely help and necessary assistance.