The tourists lost their way while they were on a mountainous trip in the Wadi Qada’ah area.
Adnan Okasha, Staff Reporter
RAS AL KHAIMAH: A specialised rescue crew in Ras Al Khaimah Police’s Air Wing Department rescued seven Asian tourists, who lost their way in the rugged mountainous area of Wadi Qada’ah in Ras Al Khaimah. They sought the help of the police as they were in a place that can be accessed only by a helicopter.
According to Colonel Pilot Saeed Rashid Al Yamahi, Head of the Air Wing Department, a distress call was received from seven tourists who apparently lost their way while they were on a mountainous trip in the Wadi Qada’ah area. It turned out that they were in a rugged area that could be reached only by a police helicopter, he said.
The rescue crew rushed in a helicopter to the scene where they found the tourists within a few minutes and provided them with the needed support, he added, noting that the exhausted tourists were taken upon their request to the assembly point of their vehicles after checking on them and ensuring they were safe.
Al Yamahi emphasised the need for people and tourists to avoid rugged areas in mountainous areas and valleys, particularly during the day when temperature is higher than at night, noting that the Ras Al Khaimah Police’s teams are fully ready to provide the best security services to all citizens, residents and visitors in need.
The brave men who rescued the tourists were Abdulaziz Ahmad Mansour Al Shehhi, 47, Mohammed Abdullah Khamis Al Shehhi, 35, and Mohammad Saeed Shahbar Al Shehhi, 30, all from Wadi Ghalila.
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