Siachen braveheart passes away

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New Delhi, Feb. 11 (ANI): Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who was miraculously found alive after remaining buried under huge mass of snow for six days at the Siachen Glacier, passed away at Army’s Research and Referral Hospital here on Thursday.

According to reports, the lone Siachen avalanche survivor breathed his last at 11.45 a.m.

A medical bulletin released by Army’s Research and Referral Hospital earlier today had said that Lance Naik Hanamanthappa slipped into deep coma despite ‘maximal life support with aggressive ventilation and dialysis’.

This assessment was made after Hanamanthappa’s condition was reviewed by a team of Critical Care specialists, comprising of HoD of Medicine, Senior Nephrologist, Senior Neurologist and a panel of experts from AIIMS, New Delhi.

Lance Naik Hanamanthappa, who hails from Karnataka, was flown to Delhi on Tuesday morning in a special air ambulance and admitted to the hospital. (ANI)

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