The saying "Jaako raakhe saaiyaan, maar sake na koi" (the one who is guarded by or protected by God, and cannot be killed by anyone) has been proven true in Gujarat's Surat. In a miraculous incident on the Dummas beach in Surat, a 13-year-old boy who had gone missing after drowning in the sea was found alive 36 hours later.
Last Friday, a 13-year-old boy named Lakhan Devipoojak, a resident of Surat, had gone to witness the Ganesha immersion at the Dummas beach with his grandmother and siblings. While there, he and his brother ventured into the sea for a swim. It was during this time that Lakhan and his brother began to drown in the sea. While Lakhan's brother was rescued by the people, Lakhan himself went missing.
Happiness on father's face
Despite extensive search efforts, he could not be found. The following day, the administration and family members continued their search for him. It was then that the family received a message that Lakhan had been rescued by fishermen in the sea. The father, who was searching for his son's body, received information from the police that his son was alive. This news infused new energy and a surge of joy, mixed with tears, spread across his face.
This is how Lakhan's life was saved
It is being reported that around eight fishermen were out in the sea on a boat called "Navdurga." They spotted a child sitting on a wooden plank in the middle of the sea, signaling for help by raising his hands. The fishermen promptly approached the child with their boat, brought him on board, and questioned him. The child was found sitting on the remnants of a Ganesh idol, which served as his lifeline. A 13-year-old child has miraculously returned to life after defying death with the aid of Lord Ganesh's wooden remains.
Afterwards, the fishermen immediately informed the authorities about the child, and it was discovered that the child they had found was the same boy who had drowned in the sea off the Dummas beach in Surat on Friday afternoon and had gone missing. The location where the child was found in the sea was nearly 14 nautical miles away from the seashore. Twelve hours later, on Sunday morning, the fishermen reached Bilimora with the child and handed him over to the police.
Surviving after 36 hours is nothing less than a miracle. Lakhan, who had gone missing after the boat sank into the sea, was found at Dholai Bunder after 36 hours. His initial medical examination at the Navsari hospital confirmed his well-being. Following 24 hours of intensive care under medical supervision in the ICU, he was reunited with his family. This incident truly reaffirms the saying that the one who is guarded by God cannot be killed.
(Report: Burhan Malik)