The tourists thanked the rescue teams for their invaluable efforts.
"The team was able to rescue the tourists and provide first aid for them on the spot by the National Ambulance. They were all well, but sustained only some minor scratches.
The boat broke down in turbulent waters.
Meanwhile, the Coast Guard Group rescued one of tourists who fell from the boat as result of the waves. She was provided with first aid by the medical team of the National Ambulance until she was stable and well.
He continued, “The mission was hard and required great efforts, because of the bad weather conditions and high waves. Thankfully, the teams efficiently dealt with the situation, stressing their constant readiness and their professionalism responding in time under any circumstances.”
He called on tourists and seafarers not to venture into the sea during bad weather, emphasising the need to notify the concerned authorities before making any maritime tour for their safety.
The tourists, after the rescue, expressed their great pleasure in the care they received from all the competent teams, which contributed to their rescue efficiently and quickly. They thanked them appreciating their invaluable efforts.
Abu Dhabi Police Central Operations Command dispatched Civil Defence teams, ambulances and police patrols to the site.
The accident took place as a result of the driver being busy with his mobile phone.
Al Shehhi added police patrols and authorities moved to the scene where initial investigations proved the woman was running from an internal road to the highway. She was run over by a vehicle as she entered the highway.
The total contributions to the ‘UAE for Rohingya Women and Children’ campaign reached AED 33 million in the first day of the campaign.
A volcano erupted on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, causing some overnight flight cancellations to and from Australia as an ash cloud rose into the sky, officials said on Saturday.
Dr. Rashad Salem, Vice Chancellor of Al Qasimia University, delivered a speech in which he thanked the Ruler of Sharjah on providing scholarships to students from various areas of the world to pursue their education in the the university.