Rak Police patrols secure an area.
Adnan Okasha, Staff Reporter
RAS AL KHAIMAH: The policeman Salem Hassan Al-Houti and his colleagues at the Traffic and Patrol Department of the Ras Al Khaimah Police rescued three families and a number of young men who got stuck in their cars due to bad weather.
Under the rainfall, amid strong winds, surface runoffs and water pools, on Sunday at midnight, in Wadi El-Bayh, Ras Al Khaimah, the brave cops pulled eight vehicles, which stuck in the valley and rescued the persons who were in them.
The video and photos, which recorded the rescue operation conducted by the patrol’s team, went viral on social media receiving huge number of views and comments praising the bravery of the cops.
Due to such circumstances, the central operations room at the Ras Al Khaimah Police received 1,145 calls requesting help during the rainfall, the police said.
The patrol’s team comprised five members namely Salem Hassan Al-Houti, Lieutenant Butti Khalifa Butti, a guard officer, Senior Assistant Ahmed Ben Turki, Assistant Saif Ben Sayoud, Senior Cop Salem Al-Shamaili.
“When we checked the vehicle data in the federal traffic system, it turned out that the driver committed 1,200 overspeeding violations and 51 violations under ‘Wanted for impoundment,’ with a total value of Dhs1,158,000.”
Ras Al Khaimah police also transported about 170 other people from the mountains after they were stranded.
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