Police rescue Arab climber after falling off RAK mountain

Police rescue Arab climber after falling off RAK mountain

Ras Al Khaimah - "A chopper was immediately dispatched to the Sheha area where the entire area was extensively searched until the injured man was found."



By Ahmed Shaaban

Published: Sun 20 Mar 2016, 6:05 PM

Last updated: Sun 20 Mar 2016, 8:08 PM

The Air Wing Section of the RAK Police has rescued an Arab resident in his thirties after he lost his balance and fell off one of the high mountains in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah at the Sheha area.
Wing Commander Saeed Rashid Al Yamahi, Head of the Air Wing Section, said the Central Operations Room was alerted about the injured mountain climber who was in bad health condition.
"A chopper was immediately dispatched to the Sheha area where the entire area was extensively searched until the injured man was found."
Al Yamahi said they provided water and all possible first aids to the mountain climber. "The young man, who was at a height of 3,500 feet when he lost balance, was airlifted to the nearest hospital for treatment and medical care."
All the air wing staffers are geared up to handle all emergency reports in a record time and in the most professional way, he stated.
"Tourists and visitors need to be fully attentive to the road, and be equipped with all necessary electronic devices to easily locate themselves and find their way back."
Late in February this year, the Air Wing Section of the RAK Police rescued four tourists, of different nationalities, after they lost their way at the Ghalila Valley in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
"A chopper was immediately dispatched to the site where the entire area was extensively searched until the four tourists, who were in bad health condition, were found."
Few months back, a 22-year-old Briton fell to death from the top of Jais Mountain, the highest peak in the country or exactly 1,910 meters above the sea level, and 30km off RAK downtown.
Al Yamahi said all mountain goers, tourists and workers are highly urged to be more cautious at these areas and take all precautionary measures for their safety, Yamahi underlined.
"All rescuers at the Air Wing Section of the RAK Police go on intensive and regular training, apart from being provided with the latest search and rescue equipment to be alert and ready for rescue missions all the time."
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com
 


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