The Emirati man is being assisted to the chopper.
Adnan Okasha, Staff Reporter
The Ras Al Khaimah Police search and rescue team airlifted an Emirati in his 30s from the top of a mountain at Wadi Ghalilah to safety after he was stuck in the rugged terrain.
The Emirati man suffered fatigue during a mountain trip and could not come down.
The search and rescue staff at the Air Wing Section in Ras Al-Khaimah Police received an information at 11am on Thursday, stating that there was an Emirati man suffering from fatigue and stress on the top of Jabal Wadi Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah.
Colonel Saeed Rashid Al Yamahi, Head of the Air Wing Section at Ras Al Khaimah, said that immediately after the information was received, the Ras Al Khaimah Police helicopter flew to site, at an altitude of 3,300 feet, to save the man.
The man was found in record time.
He was treated with first aid, and airlifted to the nearest hospital in the Emirate to receive treatment, and health check ups.
Colonel Saeed Rashid Al Yamahi praised the efforts made by the search and rescue team in Ras Al Khaimah Police, in implementation of the strategy of the Ministry of Interior, which is keen to spread and enhance security and safety, through its determined efforts to support the rescue teams to provide everything it can and assist all citizens, residents and visitors in the country in order to preserve the security and safety of all.
A specialized rescue team headed by Captain Abdullah Jassim Al Zaabi, Acting Head of Ambulance and Rescue Section, was immediately formed and rushed to the placed stated in the report.
Colonel Al Yamahi called on those who go to and climb mountains to be careful and vigilant while practising the hobby of hiking.
Rescue teams collaborated with the National Search and Rescue Centre to carry out the mission after they were notified about the incident by police’s operations room at 9:50am.
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