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Ranjit Sagar Dam Crash: Body Of Missing Pilot Capt Jayant Joshi Recovered From Lake Bed

​After rescuing the body, local medical examination confirmed that it belonged to Capt Jayant Joshi, who had made the ultimate sacrifice on August 3.

Nearly 75 days after the Rudra helicopter crashed into the Ranjit Sagar Dam near Pathankot, the Indian Army and Navy have managed to recover the body of Capt Jayant Joshi, the second pilot who went missing after the incident. As per an official statement of the PRO Defence, the body of the late Captain has been recovered from the lake bed using hi-tech equipment. Search and rescue teams managed to locate the deceased by using multi-beam sonar equipment to scan the lake bed and based on its inputs, detected his body at a depth of 65-70 metres. After rescuing the body, local medical examination confirmed that it belonged to Capt Jayant Joshi, who had made the ultimate sacrifice on August 3, 2021.