New Delhi. 21 August 2018. Headquarters Karnataka Naval Area (HQKNA) has deployed two rescue teams with two Gemini craft in Kodagu area of Karnataka since 17 Aug 18. The Indian Navy teams are integrated with the NDRF and civil administration and have rescued a total of 67 people from Kalluru and Devasur villages in Kodagu district.
These areas have become virtually inaccessible by road and naval personnel had to trek about 5 kilometeres every day to reach those marooned. Rescued personnel included two pregnant women and some elderly people. A relief centre has been set up near Madikeri by civil administration and rescue operations by the Navy will continue till the situation is brought under control.