European tourist's heartfelt message for RAK Police

European tourists heartfelt message for RAK Police

Ras Al Khaimah - She and her friends went on a trek and found themselves stranded.

By Web Report

Published: Mon 21 Jan 2019, 3:24 PM

Last updated: Mon 21 Jan 2019, 6:58 PM

Three female European tourists who lost their way in the mountains nearly ten days ago have expressed their gratitude to Ras Al Khaimah's police force.
The RAK police posted a video showing the story of the women who called their central operations room for help nine days ago on Friday, January 11 at 6.30pm.   
The three Europeans tourists, aged 31, 34, and 34, were on a trek when it went dark and they found themselves stranded.
The rescue operation took only a few hours "despite the rough rocky terrain".
One of the tourists shared her heartfelt thanks with RAK Police for their help:
"Hi, good afternoon. It's Verity, one of the three girls you rescued on Friday!
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your help and assistance on Friday.
"You guys are doing such an amazing job and I can't tell you how much I appreciated everything that you did. It was so nice to see friendly but completely professional faces in that situation.
"You really made what could have been a disaster into a successful event. Please also pass on my sincere thanks to your colleagues. They were incredible.
"Thank you once again, Verity."

Climbers ought to inform the authorities about their activities, whereabouts and number of climbers, and consult climbing websites to get up-to-date information on local climbing sites.
Trekkers are also advised to carry a means of communication, such as a mobile or satellite phone.
A whistle could also be useful to attract attention and take food items on their hike.
With inputs from Ahmed Shaaban

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