Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 21 May 2019

Safety warning issued after mountain rescue launched for trapped Emiratis

An emergency response was prompted after two men fell down a steep mountain slope in Ras Al Khaimah

Two men were pulled to safety after falling at Wadi Al Bih in Ras Al Khaimah. Courtesy RAK Police
Two men were pulled to safety after falling at Wadi Al Bih in Ras Al Khaimah. Courtesy RAK Police

Two Emiratis were rescued after falling down a 50-metre deep mountain slope during a day trip in Ras Al Khaimah.

A police operation was launched after the men became trapped at Wadi Al Bih in the emirate at 4pm on Monday.

A rescue team raced to the area and managed to pull the stricken duo to safety using ropes.

Paramedics were also on hand to provide them with first aid at the scene.

Colonel Ahmad Al Naqbi, of RAK Police, issued a safety warning to the public, urging them to be cautious when in mountainous areas and steer clear of potential danger spots.

Updated: January 29, 2019 05:11 PM

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