Boy Rescued from a Collapsed Building in Dulkadiroğlu
The advance team of 20 SCDF officers from the Operation Lionheart (OLH) contingent landed in Adana yesterday and headed to Dulkadiroğlu, Kahramanmaraş, Türkiye to begin search and rescue operations.
In the course of the search and rescue operations amidst the cold weather (about 2℃), a boy was found in a collapsed 3-storey building.
SCDF worked together with the local rescue team and a rescue team from Spain to rescue the boy. The Spanish rescue team used their search canine to pinpoint the location of the boy and SCDF used a fibre-optic scope to confirm the visuals of the boy.
All three rescue teams used their cutting and breaking equipment to create an access through the rubble to reach the boy. The boy was rescued from a bedroom in the collapsed building at about 11:45 p.m. yesterday (9 Feb, 4:45 a.m., Singapore time) in a 3-hour rescue operation.