Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 2 June 2020

Rescue teams save submerged pickup truck in Dubai

The black SUV rolled off a slipway while its owner was unloading a jet ski

Only the top of the car's roof remained above water. Courtesy: Dubai Police 
Only the top of the car's roof remained above water. Courtesy: Dubai Police 

Emergency response teams were called into action on Wednesday after a pickup truck rolled off a slipway and into the sea.

Police said the driver of the black SUV was trying to unload his jet ski into the water in Dubai when the accident happened.

The car was almost completely submerged, with only its rooftop sticking out. A marine rescue team that was called to the scene winched the pickup to safety.

The SUV was winched back ashore. Courtesy: Dubai Police
The SUV was winched back ashore. Courtesy: Dubai Police

“We received the report of the accident that happened in Umm Suqeim second port at 1.22pm,” said Maj Ali Al Naqbi of the Department of Maritime Rescue.

“The European driver was trying to get his jet ski into the water when he lost control of his vehicle on the slipway."

Updated: May 20, 2020 04:48 PM

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