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Asian dies after being rescued from drowning


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A 65-year-old Asian national died after being rescued from drowning in the Sharjah Sea on Sunday evening after being washed away from the beach. He was taken to Al Qasimi Hospital.

The Operations Room at the Sharjah Police General Headquarters received a tipoff on Sunday reporting a man drowning in the Sharjah Sea.

It turned out that the victim was swimming but drifted to the depth of the sea, where he could not resist water and then drowned.

Rescue teams took him to the emergency department of Al Qasimi Hospital alive, but he died hours after arriving at the hospital.

The body of the deceased was transferred to the criminal lab to complete the procedures and hand him over to his family.

Recently, Dev, an 11-year-old Asian boy, died from drowning in a swimming pool of a residential tower in Al Nahda Area in Sharjah on Sunday.  The boy was taking swimming lessons in the same tower block in which he lived with his family.

“My boy went with his private swimming coach to take deep-water swimming lessons in the residential building.

“There were five to six boys in the swimming pool.

“Around evening time, my wife received a call about the tragic incident, leaving us shocked and confused.

“We were informed the swimming coach rushed to save Dev along with another parent but failed to apply the necessary life-saving techniques.He immediately called the national ambulance to come to rescue.

“The boy was transferred to the emergency section of Al Qasimi Hospital, where he died as a result of swallowing a large quantity of water,” the boy’s father said.

He added that his boy was a good swimmer but wanted to learn deep-water swimming and went for his daily half-an-hour classes. On the day of the incident, Dev completed his first lap of swimming, only to suddenly collapse during the second one. He did not have any medical history of any kind.

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