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Watch: Dramatic UAE helicopter rescue as tourist falls off mountain

Web Report/Sharjah
Filed on March 22, 2021
Screengrab from video shared by the Sharjah Police.

Sharjah Police's rescue operation saves Italian tourist who fell 50 feet.

The Sharjah Police on Monday rescued an Italian tourist after he fell off the Mleiha Mountain.

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According to a post on their social media account, the police airlifted the 42-year-old to safety recently.

The man’s companions had called the police for help at 9:50am after he fell 50 feet off the mountain. He sustained a fractured arm, a deep head injury and multiple bruises.

Headed by Lt Col Salem Sultan Al Ketbi, Director of the Mleiha Police Station, patrols responded after contacting the National Search and Rescue Centre.

Due to the inaccuracy of the location and its inaccessibility by traditional ambulances, they sent a helicopter to airlift the tourist to safety.

The man was then transferred to Al Dhaid Hospital, where he is receiving the necessary treatment.

Lt Col Al Ketbi urged residents and tourists to take the necessary precautions when going trekking and hiking.

He affirmed that given the mountainous terrain of the region, the centre was always ready to deal with any such accidents.





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