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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 19 July 2018

Man drowns and two others rescued over Eid weekend as forecasters warn of rough seas

Ajman Civil Defence received three reports about drowning incidents over the weekend 

A man drowned at a beach in Ajman on Friday as forecasters warned of rough seas across the country.

A maritime rescue team was dispatched to Ajman Corniche where the man was pulled from the sea and rushed to the nearest hospital. The man, of African origin, was pronounced dead a few hours later, according to Brig Abul Aziz Al Shamsi, director of Ajman Civil Defence.

He said the incident was one of three reported last weekend.

The same day, an Asian man was rescued from the turbulent waves. He was given first aid on the beach and then taken to Al Kuwait Hospital in Sharjah where he made a full recovery.

Ajman Police said an Asian man was rescued from the sea at 5.45am on Saturday. Beaches are cordoned off throughout the evening to stop people from swimming in the dark.

Brig Al Shamsi urged residents not to swim in rough waters and abide by safety rules — which include not swimming when a red flag is raised.

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