Video: Dubai Police rescues camel in challenging operation
They lifted it from a pit using a crane
The Dubai Police rescued a camel which fell into a pit in Lysili area with the help of a crane on Tuesday.
Lieutenant Colonel Ahmed Ateeq Bourguiba, deputy director of Dubai Police's search and rescue department, said the command and control center received information about the incident yesterday evening. A rescue team, under the supervision of Lieutenant Ali Hassan Kanoun, rushed to the scene and was closely briefed.
Lt. Col. Bourguiba said the team found that the camel was trapped in a pit filled with wastewater. Its body was completely under water, except for the neck and head. It was a huge challenge for the team as the pit was very small. It had to use hydraulic devices to widen the opening of the pit and at the same time ensure that the concrete blocks did not fall on the camel.
The team brought a vehicle - in cooperation with the Municipality of Dubai - to carry the wastewater pulled out of the pit. Once this was done, the rescuers tied the camel with special ropes, and then lifted it with great caution using a crane of the Dubai Police.
Lt. Col. Bourguiba lauded the efforts of the search and rescue team in carrying out the swift operation and rescuing the camel from the pit, while making sure it didn't sustain any injury.
Watch a video of the rescue here:
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