Whatsapp, the most used service among teens, has saved a person's life who has been searched by rescue personnel for nearly 10 hours since he was missing.
Delhi-based Gaurav Arora (24) and his friend Priyank Sharma (25), both worked in a private firm in Bangalore. They were staying in the same room in the north of Krishnaraja and had the habit of travelling to nearby tourist places every Saturdays and Sundays.
They both went to Matukiri mountain, 55 km from Bangalore. They both attempted to reach the top of a 40 feet single rock. As they started to climb during the afternoon, due to sun and strain, Priyank Sharma couldn't continue to climb. So he said his friend Gaurav Aurora that he cannot climb anymore and dispensed his effort in the middle.
Following his friend left him Gaurav climbed alone. Due to his moist sweaty hands, he lost his grip, rolled down and fell in a small pond full of mud and water. Since he hadn't returned by 6 pm Gaurav Priyank complained to Matukiri police station. Matukiri police along with fire department personnel involved in the rescue process. Local people also involved in rescue with flame torches in hand. Rescue personnel and Priyank attempted to contact Gaurav Sharma's mobile phone but in vain because of poor network connection around the hills.
In this case, at around 8 pm Priyank's cell phone received three photos through Whatsapp revealing Gaurav Sharma's location. Using that location, rescue personnel rushed to that place where Gaurav was found injured all over his body. He was then admitted in Matukiri hospital where he was given treatment. His health condition is fine now.
Regarding this Aurora said that Gaurav's phone has been damaged since he rolled down and fell. This disrupted the call audio and also network problem has prevented them to contact him. He said even for a 10 hour search, if he hadn't sent the photos through Whatsapp, he might not be alive now! Thanks to Whatsapp.