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Exhausted Emirati woman rescued by helicopter atop UAE mountain

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah
Filed on February 10, 2020 | Last updated on February 10, 2020 at 01.30 pm
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She fell ill due to the extreme heat.

The air wing section of the Ras Al Khaimah police on Monday managed to rescue an Emirati woman who was exhausted and fell ill while trekking on a high mountain in Wadi Ghalila.

Group Commander Saeed Al Yamahi, head of the air wing section, said they were alerted about the seriously exhausted woman by the central operations room.

"A chopper was dispatched to the reported site in just 15 minutes."

She was then airlifted to one of the hospitals in the emirate for treatment and medical care, he added.

"Trekkers need to be extra careful when climbing high mountains and take all due safety precautionary measures."

RAK police is available round the clock on (999) for emergency situations, and (901) for regular inquiries, he underlined.

"It is also important and even life-saving to carry all means of communication to alert the police in case of emergency."

Trekking alone poses a grave risk, as no one knows what might happen, he pointed out. "Should anyone want to go trekking, they need to update their family about their whereabouts."

ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

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Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I am a sound professional with a 23-year diverse experience as a researcher, lecturer, instructor, reporter, journalist, copy writer, translator, interpreter, proofreader, correspondent, and voice-over specialist with so many public and private entities in USA, UAE and Egypt. I have full command of all English and Arabic languages skills. I have a “Doctorate of Business Administration” degree, Swiss Business School. I have two Master’s degrees; one in Media Sciences, Mass Communication College, Cairo University, 2014, and one in Applied Business Research, Swiss Business School, 2018. I have a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Translation, Al-Alsun College for Languages & Translation, Ain Shams University, Egypt, 1996. I have three post graduate diplomas in Education, Curricula and Instruction, and Islamic Studies. I enjoy reading, writing and adventuring.


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