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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 September 2018

Man drowns in Fujairah as teenage brother is saved in rescue bid

Emirati, man, 21, drowned in waters near Fujairah marina

A man drowned in Fujairah sea - as his younger brother was saved after a major rescue operation was launched.

Fujairah police operations room were alerted to two people in trouble in the waters at 1.30pm on Saturday and swiftly dispatched emergency services to the scene.

The 21-year-old Emirati man was found dead after being pulled out of the sea while his brother, 16, was brought to safety before being taken to hospital for treatment.

“The incident happened near Fujairah marina and police coordinated with the coast guard to pull both men out of the water, but the older brother was already dead,” said Major General Mohammed Ahmed bin Ghanim Al Kaabi, Chief of Fujairah Police.

He said the young brother was treated and discharged from hospital the same day.

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