Drunken man falls in
resort pool, drowns

RAS AL KHAIMAH — A 37-year-old Asian man drowned in a swimming pool of one of the tourist resorts in Jazeera Al Hamra area of Ras Al Khaimah during the weekend.

By Sebugwaawo Ismail

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Published: Wed 13 Oct 2010, 11:42 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 4:24 PM

The victim who visited the resort to enjoy his weekend had allegedly consumed a huge quantity of alcohol before falling into the pool.

A source at the Ras Al Khaimah Police said the Asian who was walking near the pool lost balance and accidentally fell into the water as he was too drunk.

A lot of water had got into his lungs by the time the lifeguards could lift him up from the pool which is more than 1.5-metre deep.

The police transferred the body to Saqr Hospital for an autopsy and referred the case to the Public Prosecution.

Weather warning for beachgoers, motorists

Meanwhile, the police have asked beachgoers to be extra cautious in the coming days as strong winds and sea currents are expected with the change in the weather pattern.

Residents should go to the beaches only during the recommended safe timings of the day and should swim in only the permitted areas of the sea, said a senior officer of Ras Al Khaimah Police.

The traffic police have urged motorists to drive carefully and to avoid speeding during the early morning hours due to the foggy conditions.

Col Nasser Salem Al Muraddad, Chief of the Traffic and Licensing Department, said since last week, fog has been blanketing many parts of the emirate especially in the early hours. “If visibility becomes very poor, motorists should park their vehicles by the roadside until the situation improves. Hazard lights should be switched off to avoid confusion,” said Al Muraddad.

If a driver wants to stop, the driver must ensure that he is off the road to avoid accidents and pile-ups.

“The motorists are advised to maintain safe distance from the vehicles in front of them. They should also avoid overtaking and speeding under such conditions and abide by the speed limits,” he added.


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