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3 exhausted tourists rescued from UAE mountain

Ahmed Shaaban/Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on November 26, 2018 | Last updated on November 26, 2018 at 06.36 am
First aid and necessary medical support were administered to the three tourists.- Supplied photo
First aid and necessary medical support were administered to the three tourists.- Supplied photo

The three tourists alerted the police after realising they could not find their way back.

The Ras Al Khaimah Police's air wing has rescued three European tourists who lost their way as they were trekking on a mountain in the emirate. Group Captain Saeed Rashid Al Yamahi, head of the air wing section, said the three tourists alerted the police after realising they could not find their way back.

The police dispatched a helicopter with paramedics to the mountain. "First aid and necessary medical support were administered to the three tourists, who were found exhausted at a height of 4,000 feet. They were then airlifted to the nearest hospital for further treatment," said Al Yamahi.

The officer urged trekkers to inform authorities about their plans, number of people in the group and consult the appropriate websites to get up-to-date information on local climbing sites.

"Trekkers are also advised to take a mobile or satellite phone. A whistle could also be useful to attract attention," he said.

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

 


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