KARACHI: A sailor of the Special Services Group of Pakistan Navy (SSG-N) rescued a family from drowning in the Shatong River in the Deosai National Park, a naval official said on Friday.

Two days ago a jeep carrying the tourist family was crossing the river when the vehicle got stuck amid strong currents, said Lt Cdr Adnan.

“It was a family from Islamabad and women and children were also on board. The jeep got stuck in the middle of the river,” he said.

SSG-N’s sailor Dilawar Hussain, who was visiting his hometown while on vacation, was present there. A video made by an onlooker shows how Dilawar approached the family and brought them back to the bank.

In the video, people can be seen encouraging and assisting Dilawar.

Dilawar was not available for comments despite several attempts. He lives in a mountainous village in Skardu, said Lt Cdr Adnan.

Published in Dawn, July 16th, 2016

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