Injured man rescued from mountains

RAS AL KHAIMAH — A 27-year-old Emirati man who was stranded after falling from mountain top and getting badly injured, was airlifted by the Air Wing of Ras Al Khaimah Police on Saturday evening.

By Sebugawaawo Ismai (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Tue 15 Apr 2008, 8:59 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:49 PM

The man had fallen off the peak of Dibba Mountains near Fujairah, said Major Saeed Rashid Al Mahi, Chief of the Air Wing of RAK Police.

The Emirati man, who is a mountain climber, had reached a height of around 3,500 feet during practice when he lost balance and fell.

Residents of the area had informed the Air Wing about the Emirati youth, who they said had been missing ever since embarking on his practice.

On receiving the information, General Sheikh Talib bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Director-General of Ras Al Khaimah Police, directed the rescue team to act immediately. The team rushed to the mountains in a helicopter to search the Emirati, Major Al Mahi said.

The rescue team found the man stranded in the rugged mountains. He could not move as he had sustained major injuries on his head and legs. They airlifted him to Saqr government hospital where he was admitted in the ICU.

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