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Seven rescued in Dubai after boat breaks down at sea

reporters@khaleejtimes.com Filed on November 10, 2020
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The group used the Dubai Police app to send an SOS.

Seven people who got stuck on a boat that broke down in the middle of the sea were promptly rescued in Dubai, thanks to the smart app of the police.

Through the Dubai Police’s mobile application, the group was able to send an SOS message, as well as their location, to the command centre of the authorities’ operations department.

Just 12 minutes after the SOS was sent, the police reached the boat. They administered first aid to two passengers who suffered from seasickness and then took the group to safety. The police also contacted the tourism company in charge of the boat tour to inform them of the incident.

reporters@khaleejtimes.com

Staff Reporter





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