x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Police search for missing man lost along Sharjah shore

A Pakistani man is still missing after two of his colleagues were rescued along the Al Khan beach in Sharjah.

Sharjah // Police were searching for a Pakistani man last night after two of his colleagues were pulled out of the water in a rescue mission.

The accident happened yesterday afternoon.

Rescue boats canvassed the Al Khan beach in search of the third man.

The police had been called when three Pakistani men got into trouble in the water. Two men were rescued from the sea. One was in good condition after being given first aid, while the other victim was taken to a hospital.

Police ordered swimmers out of the water as they began a search for the missing man.

One of the men rescued, identified only as Saifulah, said he was grateful to rescuers for saving his life.

"Just one wave swept me and I lost control ... I kept on struggling in the water and tried to come out but realised I was starting to swallow. Then someone pulled me out and it was the police."

There have been several drownings in the water of Sharjah, especially in summer. At least one is reported every weekend.

 

ykakande@thenational.ae