Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 10 December 2019

Swimming instructor accused of negligence after pool death

The tragedy occurred at a sports club in Ajman on Saturday

AFP / dpa / Julian Stratenschulte
AFP / dpa / Julian Stratenschulte

A swimming instructor has been accused of negligence after an Emirati man drowned in a pool in Ajman.

The man, who has not been named, was on duty at a sports club in the emirate on Saturday when the tragedy occurred.

Brig Abdullah Al Hamrani, deputy commander-in-chief of Ajman Police, said the case had been referred to public prosecutors.

Humaid Al Mandoos, 21, died after falling into the pool as he waited for his swimming lesson to begin.

“The incident occurred at night while the swimming instructor was busy and didn't pay attention to the man falling in the pool,” said Brig Al Hamrani.

“Others noticed the man after a while and pulled him out of the water and tried to help him, but he died.”

Brig Al Hamrani stressed the importance of having professional lifeguards at sports clubs to avoid drowning accidents.

Updated: August 7, 2019 11:43 AM

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