Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 15 July 2020

Dubai rescue teams save motorist from submerged car

Police officers said the female driver had accidentally hit the car's accelerator pedal

Dubai Police rescued the 41-year-old motorist on Friday. Courtesy: Dubai Police
Dubai Police rescued the 41-year-old motorist on Friday. Courtesy: Dubai Police

Dubai Police have rescued the driver of a car that became submerged at Al Mamzar Creek.

A team of divers pulled the 41-year-old Arabic motorist to safety before lifting the car out of the water with a crane on Friday.

Lieutenant Colonel Ali Abdullah Al-Qassib Al-Naqbi, director of Maritime Rescue at Dubai Police, said the woman had accidentally hit the accelerator pedal instead of the brake as she parked.

“A rescue team including divers from Dubai Police was immediately dispatched to the scene and reached the site within a few minutes,” he said.

“They secured the driver who had managed to get out from her car before reaching deep waters.

“Our divers located the car which was 30-metre offshore, and then lifted it out of the water using a police crane.”

Updated: June 14, 2020 05:24 PM

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