KUPWARA: A family who had become lost in the dense Bangus Valley forest was saved by Dial 112 services, and the J&K Police and Army team then moved the family to a safer location. Another instance of being a hero came when Dial-112 received a distress call on September 24, 2002, reporting that Atiq-ul-Rahman and his family, which included five women and five young children (a total of 11 people), had travelled to Bangus Valley in Kupwara for a picnic.“They decided to take the Upper Rajwar Wader Bala route to Handwara on their way back to their starting point. Unfortunately, they were lost in thick trees and their vehicle became trapped, rendering it immobile. When they were in trouble, they dialled 112 for immediate assistance. As a result, Dial-112 immediately alerted the pertinent police units stationed in the neighbourhood for the urgent assistance.The official continued, “On receiving this information, Incharge Police Post Zachaldara immediately acted along with a police party and Army (21RR) and launched the rescue effort. After arduous efforts, the unified team arrived at the location and located the stranded family, saving the lives of 11 people. The stranded family was then moved to Police Post Zachaldara by the joint team for a night’s stay, where they were also given refreshments. Additionally, a JCB that the police organised tow their stranded car away from the scene, and then they were taken up to the main road where they continued on their way home.According to the spokesman, the trapped family thanked the police for their rapid assistance and appreciated Dial 112.