Dhenkanal: A tusker fell into an abandoned well near Mahidharpur under Sadar Forest Range here this morning.
On receiving information, the forest officials rushed to the site and initiated efforts to rescue the elephant before the evening.
Till the last report came in, the rescue operation was underway.
According to reports, the tusker fell into well in the forest while a herd of elephant comprising around 40-50 were moving on the route yesterday night.
The locals spotted the jumbo inside the well this morning. They later informed the forest department.