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4 students rescued from the remote hills of Cox's Bazar by BAF

4 students rescued from the remote hills of Cox's Bazar by BAF

 Bangladesh Air Force personnel rescued four students after they got lost while walking through a remote mountainous area in Cox's Bazar and sought help through the 999 National Emergency Helpline.

The incident took place on Saturday morning when the four students from Cox's Bazar Sadar - Rafsan (25), Avik (27), Mezbah (26) and Abrar (26) - went to a remote mountainous area of Dariyanagar below Himchhari in the district and were lost in the hills, according to a press release from the Police Headquarters.

They ended up on the side of a steep hill with no way to move and were scared after finding wild elephant tracks there. They then noticed from a hill near Cox's Bazar Marine Drive that a BAF military exercise was taking place, according to the statement.

The students then dialed the 999 helpline and informed the BAF control room about it. The BAF control room tracked them down on the Dariyanagar hill below the Ramu police station.

Air force personnel at Jahurul Haque Air Base formed a search and rescue team under their "In Aid to Civil Power" program and sent an AW-139 helicopter to Cox's Bazar to rescue the students around 4: 00 pm, the statement also read.

Later, around 5:30 p.m., the students were located and taken aboard the helicopter with special rescue ropes and then returned to Cox's Bazar airport, it added.

Once again, the national 999 helpline with the assistance of BAF staff was an example of the service's effectiveness in assisting civilians in an emergency situation.

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