The timely action taken by the Fire and Rescue Services personnel saved the life of a 23-year-old person, who fell in to a 80-foot well in the early hours of Friday.

According to police sources, Sivanathan of Koyilvilai near Nagercoil was working as a mechanic in a private company at Bangalore.

He had come to his native village to celebrate Deepavali festival.

However he was missing for the last three days. In the meantime, the police personnel attached to Suchindrum police station received information from the public that a body was floating in a well near Mukilanvilai.

The Inspector of Police, Muniyasamy of Suchindrum police station, informed the same to the Fire and Rescue Service personnel who rescued Sivanathan, with head injuries from the well and admitted him to a private hospital for further treatment.

Case registered

The police have registered a case and are further investigating.