Dubai Police divers to the rescue as tourist drops valuables in Hatta Dam
He had called 999, seeking help.
When a tourist in Dubai accidentally dropped all his personal belongings into the deep end of the Hatta Dam, he’d assumed all was lost.
However, he was in for a pleasant surprise as divers from Dubai Police recovered the valuables and handed them back to him.
Lieutenant-Colonel Ali Abdullah Al Naqbi, director of Maritime Rescue Department, Dubai Police, said the tourist had called 999, seeking help.
Lt.-Col. Al Naqbi said the department dispatched a marine rescue team to the scene to determine where the objects had fallen and retrieve them.
"The Maritime Rescue Department happily responds to people’s requests and recovers their valuables," Lt-Col Al Naqbi added.
The police said the tourist was “extremely happy” and expressed his thanks to the cops for their swift assistance.
In December last year, a tourist had his valuables returned to him by the Dubai Police Maritime Rescue Department, after he lost them while kayaking in the Hatta Water Dam.
The valuables included a wallet containing ID and credit cards, a vehicle key, and two phones.
Lt.-Col. Al Naqbi urged tourists and residents to be extra careful with their personal belongings while going for adventure activities.
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