UAE: Drowned youth’s body recovered from UAQ sea after 3 days

Staff Report/Umm Al Quwain
Filed on March 24, 2021
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UAQ Police urge public to avoid swimming in rough sea.

The Umm Al Quwain (UAQ) Police have managed to find the body of a youth, who is of Asian origin, following a three- day of intensive search operations. The youth had drowned to death at the sea near Al Bait Mutawahid Walkway in UAQ.

Major General Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmad Al Mualla, Chief Commandant of the UAQ Police, said the youth’s body was recovered at around 11:15 am from the Al Naqaa area on Wednesday.

The youth had drowned on March 21 and the Central Operations Room was alerted about the incident.

“Traffic, police, and rescue teams rushed to the spot, where two persons had drowned, but luckily one was saved and shifted to the UAQ Hospital for medical attention. But the deceased youth’s body couldn’t be traced immediately,” he said.

“The family members of the victim were alerted about the incident and an intense search operation was launched. The Dubai authorities, civil defence personnel, and voluntary divers were pressed into the operation,” he said.

“The public is urged to avoid swimming when the sea is rough, and strictly observe the rules for their personal safety and security,” he added.

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