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Mahmoud Muhsen, Staff Reporters
The marine division of the General Directorate of Civil Defence – Ajman rescued an Arab national, 27, from drowning off the beach in Ajman on Monday morning.
According to Lieutenant Humaid Bin Ayaf, Director of Marine Rescue Branch, the marine division received a report that a man was drowning at 6.30am on Monday. The marine division rushed to the place and was able to rescue the man, who was given to the national ambulance for the necessary medical treatment.
Calling on beachgoers to follow the instructions, which ban swimming in restricted areas, Bin Ayaf affirmed that lack of public awareness on the danger of sea currents was a major reason for drowning.
Separately, the Sharjah Misdemeanour Court postponed a case in which three Asians were accused of assaulting and beating up another with blunt objects during a brawl. The victim sustained various wounds, the Court heard. The victim said that due to a difference between him and the suspects, they fought him with hands and a knife, resulting in an injury in the back as a result of the stabbing.
During the trial, the victim identified the first defendant, pointing out that he was accompanied by others, while the second and third defendants in custody were not at the time of the beatings, according to the victim. On confronting the accused with the charges, he denied that he had beaten the plaintiff with a knife, and that other people had assaulted him with a knife.
The victim refused the possibility of reconciling with the first defendant.
The Sharjah Misdemeanour Court ordered the postponement of the hearing to Sept.22 for the verdict, and the release of the second and third accused, with the continued detention of the first accused.
Separately, The Sharjah Misdemeanour Court postponed the case of an Asian, M.A., accused of stealing a wallet from a vehicle and taking cash and cheques worth Dhs18,000.
The incident dates back to May 19 this year, when the defendant broke the window of a vehicle of the defendant M.Y, and opened it. He stole a wallet from inside the vehicle, which contained a cash estimated at Dhs8,000, along with a number of cheques valuing Dhs10,000, in the sixth industrial area, according to the complainant and the witness.
The defendant denied the accusations against him and the statements of the complainant and the witness in the statement of evidence, indicating that the victim and witness are siblings and he worked for them. They intended to implicate him to bring a lawsuit and deport him from the country, he added.
The marine squad of the General Directorate of Civil Defence of Ajman on Saturday rescued a young Arab and an Asian from drowning, while a third Asian died in the hospital.
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