Two teens saved from drowning, beachgoers warned

The Ajman Civil Defence have cautioned beachgoers against swimming in restricted areas where signboards warning them have been installed following an accident involving two Emirati teenagers on Sunday evening.


Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Wed 16 Apr 2014, 12:51 AM

Last updated: Fri 3 Apr 2015, 9:13 PM

The two were saved by the marine rescue unit deployed at Ajman Corniche.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Col Nasser Al Zerri, Head of the media section at Ajman civil defense said the rescue unit deployed to monitor beachgoers and ensure their safety saw two teenagers aged 15 and 17 screaming for help. Rescuers immediately jumped in and rescued them. The two teenagers were provided with first aid and rushed to Khalifa hospital for treatment.

He added that the civil de fense in coordination with the departments concerned instal warning signboards which are often ignored. Swimmers also don’t wear safety jackets, he added.

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