Two boys missing since 30 Jun rescued from Bakcha Forest

Mangan, 10 Jul:

Two boys hailing from Naga in North Sikkim, who had gone missing since 30 Jun, 2018 from Naga, have been rescued from Bakcha Forest in North Sikkim today.

The rescue team was led by Senior Superintendent of Police, North, KD Sangdarpa, Sub Divisional Police Officer, Mangan, Station House Officer, Mangan Police Station, staff of Phodong Police Station and Kabi Police Out Post along with Panchyat, Bakcha and villagers.

As per information, the two missing boys namely Navin Rai [18] and Lakpa Sonam Sherpa [15] had set out for four-daylong trekking trip towards Tosha Lake, North Sikkim and had been missing since then.

The family members along with the villagers had tried to trace them in the forest for six days but could not trace the out following which they had approached the Police for help.

The search for the missing boys led to one cow herder who further informed that one of the boys had managed to reach his cow shed located in the forest. Furthermore, the other missing boy had been stranded on the other side of a stream in the forest unable to cross it.

The boys were found in unhealthy conditions and were provided first aid by a medical team from Phodong Primary Health Centre on a priority basis. They have been referred to STNM Hospital in Gangtok.