Exhausted trekker rescued from UAE mountain after falling sick

Emirati trekker, Ras Al Khaimah Police, UAE, Wadi Ghalila, UAE mountain

Ras Al Khaimah - The man was given first aids and airlifted to the nearest hospital.

Published: Fri 26 Jun 2020, 11:23 AM

Last updated: Fri 26 Jun 2020, 8:28 PM

An Emirati trekker, in his 30s, reeling under exhaustion after scaling a rough mountain at the Wadi Ghalila was rescued in time by the search and rescue team of the air wing section of Ras Al Khaimah Police.
Group Captain Saeed Rashid Al Yamahi, head of the air wing section, RAK Police, said they were alerted about the trekker who was suffering from serious exhaustion due to heat at a height of 3,300 feet on Thursday around 11am. The man was given first aid and airlifted to the nearest hospital.

Earlier this month, the air wing section of RAK Police rescued a senior Emirati national, who resides in a house at a height of 5,000 feet above sea level, after he developed severe spinal pain and was not able to drive to hospital.
Al Yamahi said the air wing staff are on alert round the clock to "attend to all search and rescue operations anywhere and anytime.
"Some of the operations include emergency transport of people seriously injured in traffic accidents. Our search and rescue operations covered all land and marine parts of the emirate," he said.
Al Yamahi said they had to deal with rescue operations on top of high mountains of the emirate. "Some of the people rescued were lost, over-exhausted, or had an emergency medical situation in a remote or high part in the emirate."
All pilots, crew, rescuers received advanced and intensive training on a regular basis, he said. "They are trained in the right way to professionally deal with rescue operations on high mountains and tall buildings."
"It is also important and even life-saving to carry all means of communication to alert the police in case of an emergency."
Trekking alone poses a grave risk, as no one knows what might happen, he said.
"Should anyone want to go trekking, they need to update their family about their whereabouts," he added.

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