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Man lost in Saudi desert found after six days

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Filed on February 14, 2018 | Last updated on February 14, 2018 at 03.02 pm
Man lost in Saudi desert found after six days


The young man had been on his way from Makkah.

A young man who had been lost in the desert for six days has been found by the Tabuk Police in Saudi Arabia with the help of a volunteer team. He had been reported missing from Muatham village, 160km south of Tabuk.

The rescue team spokesperson said that they found the man named Hosam Al Salami with the help of security forces, adding that he was in good condition, as reported to Okaz.

The young man had been on his way from Makkah going towards Tabuk last Thursday.

He called his family and told them that he was on the desert road and had gotten lost. He reached a mountain and told them that he requested the help of security forces to help him find his way before they lost all contact with him until Monday night, when he called them for a couple of seconds and told them that he was still lost. He was found by a team specialized in rescue operations. They moved him to a hospital to make sure that his health was in stable condition.

Social media had formed an Arabic hashtag #Looking_for_Hosam_in_Tabuk_Desert in the hopes of finding the young man.

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