An Elephant was rescued after it accidentally fell into a 50-foot open farm well near Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu on Thursday. The rescue operation lasted for about 14 hours as forest officials put in their best to save the life of the eight-year-old elephant.

The elephant accidentally fell into a well in the Yelugundur village near Panchampalli in the wee hours of Thursday. Locals noticed and alerted forest officials immediately, news agency PTI reports. The elephant, in fact, was stuck inside the dry well for almost fourteen hours.

To rescue the elephant, the animal was tranquilised twice. With the help of a rope, the elephant was tied to a crane on the ground, and was pulled up from inside the well. The elephant was being monitored and all necessary ‘’attention’’ was given, PTI reports citing officials.

“This is how yesterday a female elephant from Dharmapuri, TN was rescued. Which fell in the open well. After hours of operation, which included supplying food also, the elephant was rescued by a forest team. It was a 50-foot deep well. And credits to the elephant also for her will,” Parveen Kaswan said in the caption of his post

Kaswan also applauded the forest officials for their efforts in separate tweets.

The rescue video has gone viral on social media and netizens praised the forest officials as well.

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