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Exhausted trekker rescued from UAE mountain after falling sick

Ahmed Shaaban /Ras Al Khaimah
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com Filed on June 26, 2020 | Last updated on June 26, 2020 at 11.39 am
Emirati trekker, Ras Al Khaimah Police, UAE, Wadi Ghalila, UAE mountain

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The man was given first aids and airlifted to the nearest hospital.

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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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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