African lifeguard saves child from drowning in Fujairah - GulfToday

African lifeguard saves child from drowning in Fujairah


Angel Nakapito poses with the police certificate.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

A lifeguard at the Mirage Hotel-Fujairah saved the life of a 2-year-old child by reviving him after he was drowned.

The child's family was by the pool at the time of the incident, and the rapid intervention of lifeguard Angel Nakapito averted the worst.

Angel reportedly benefited from a specialized lifeguarding training course, which she completed recently. The course provides detailed training in water safety and first aid.

drowning-750x450 The photo has been used for illustrative purposes.

In April, Adel Ahmed Hanhoun, 42, a Civil Defence first sergeant in Ras Al Khaimah, rescued a 5-year-old citizen from drowning on the beach near the Bursli Mosque in Ras Al Khaimah last Sunday, by using a jet ski , in about 3 minutes.

Medical sources affirmed that the child was transferred to Saqr Hospital in Ras Al Khaimah and then transferred to Al Qasimi Hospital in Sharjah.

Brigadier General Mohammad Al Zaabi, Director of the Ras Al Khaimah Civil Defence Department, honoured Hanhoun and praised his heroic work.

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