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RAK Police airlift 3 exhausted Arab trekkers from mountain


A trekker disembarks from the chopper in Ras Al Khaimah.

Adnan Okasha, Staff Reporter

The Air Wing at Ras Al Khaimah Police rescued 3 Arab tourists who had been extremely exhausted during a mountain trip to Wadi Qada’ah near the Wadi Al Beeh area in the emirate.

Colonel Pilot Saeed Al Yamahi, Head of the Air Wing Department at Ras Al Khaimah Police, said the Ras Al Khaimah Police’s Operations Room on Saturday received a report about 3 people who were stranded in Wadi Qada'ah and were exhausted during a trip to the valley.

A team from the Air Wing Department rushed to the place on board a Ras Al Khaimah Police helicopter. The team conducted a survey of the area, which ended with finding the three stranded people. After being given first aid, they were airlifted to Saqr Hospital for medical treatment.

RAK-rescue-2 A trekker greets officials in Ras Al Khaimah.

Al Yamahi called on the public to avoid going to rugged areas in mountains, valleys and other areas, during the midday hours to avoid the risk of severe exhaustion.

Last week, a man in his fifties was rescued by Ras Al Khaimah Police’s Air wing, after he fell from a high cliff near Jebel Al Mebrah in RAK.

Colonel Yamahi revealed that operations had received a call about a senior citizen who slipped and fell from a high altitude.

After receiving the information rescue teams rushed to save the injured man.

Fortunately, the citizen sustained minor injuries and some bruises, and was provided medical help from the Air Wing rescue teams until he was transported to Saqr Hospital.

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