Emirati young man rescued from drowning, search on for another - GulfToday

Emirati young man rescued from drowning, search on for another


A rescue helicopter hovers over the sea during the search operation.

Mohammed Al Waseela, Staff Reporter

The coast guard teams and police forces at the GHQ of Fujairah Police rescued an Emirati young man from drowning in the sea of Dibba Al Fujairah city on Sunday evening, while the search operations for another are ongoing in the sea.

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Bin Ghanem Al Ka’abi, Commander-in-Chief of Fujairah Police, said that the operations room received a report at 5:00pm on Sunday, stating that two young men had drowned in the Dibba Al Fujairah port area.

He explained that the two UAE nationals, who are 18 and 16, were swept away while swimming in the sea off the port area in Dibba Al Fujairah.

The coast guard immediately responded to the alert, and were able to rescue one of them.

He was immediately transferred to Dibba Al Fujairah Hospital for treatment, as his condition has been reported stable.

Rescue teams were still continuing the search operation for other.

Al Kaabi appealed to the public to be careful when going into the sea to swim, to wear life jackets and to stay away from places not designated for swimming.

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