Six women saved from drowning off Dubai beach

Six women saved from drowning off Dubai beach

Dubai - Authorities have cautioned the beachgoers to adhere to safety warnings.


Amira Agarib

Published: Wed 4 Apr 2018, 2:29 PM

Last updated: Wed 4 Apr 2018, 11:21 PM

Quick-acting naval patrols rescued six women from drowning off Mamzar Beach.
The patrols swung into action after receiving three notifications of choppy waters, said Abdul Qader Al Bannai, Dubai Ports Authority Director General.
Lt. Col. Rashid Sami Al Aayel, the head of maritime security at the Dubai Port police station, and Lieutenant Colonel Ali Abdullah Al Qaseeb Al Naqbi, the head of the marine rescue department, oversaw the rescue operation at Mamzar Park.
"The command and control room of the Dubai Police received the information about the distressed women. Joint patrols of maritime security and maritime rescue moved to the distress area and saved the lives of the women," Al Naqbi said in a press release.
He praised the direct and continuous coordination with beach guards from the Dubai Municipality and their prompt response in dealing with various distress signals.
Al Naqbi called on beachgoers to adhere to safety warnings and comply with advisories related to maritime currents.
He stressed the importance of following the safety guides published by the Dubai Municipality and the Dubai Police.
If a red flag is raised, beach goers should refrain from swimming at that time, he cautioned.

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