Two drown in Sharjah, bodies recovered

SHARJAH — The Sharjah Police have recovered the bodies of two people who drowned in the seas on Saturday afternoon, in different locations in Sharjah.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Mon 16 Apr 2012, 12:25 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 4:32 PM

The first victim was a 13-year-old boy from Pakistan, whose body was recovered from the sea at 2.30pm, an hour after he drowned off Al Heera beach behind Coral beach. The boy had gone swimming with his friends, but swam towards an unauthorised area where warning signs had been installed. The second victim, a 38-year-old man from Palestine, drowned at around 1pm at Al Khan beach. His body was recovered by the coast guards at 2.30pm, as well.

A police official said that the operations room received separate reports about the drowning of the two people. The police dispatched coastguards and Anjad patrol and immediately launched intensive searches.

The police said that in the last two months, they had recovered more than 10 bodies of people who had drowned in the seas and rescued more than 15.

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