Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 20 September 2020

Watch: UAE ambulance airlifts two injured men in separate weekend accidents

An Emirati was taken to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City after he injured his back

Paramedics rescue an accident victim in Ajman. Courtesy: MOI
Paramedics rescue an accident victim in Ajman. Courtesy: MOI

Two injured men in the UAE were airlifted and taken to hospital in separate incidents at the weekend.

An Emirati man, 30, was airlifted from Al Maya Island in Abu Dhabi and was taken to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City on Friday after he injured his back.

The National Search and Rescue Centre and Abu Dhabi Police carried out a joint operation to rescue him.

The NSRC shared a video of the rescue mission on its Instagram page.

“The search and rescue team was able to evacuate the injured person to Sheikh Khalifa Medical City to receive the necessary treatment while ensuring that all precautionary and preventive measures related to the coronavirus are in place," the NSRC said.

On Saturday, an Asian man in his 20s, was taken to Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah after being severely injured in a traffic accident in Ajman’s Al Manama area.

The National Ambulance asked for help from the Ministry of Interior’s Air Wing department to move the injured man to the nearest hospital.‎

“An air ambulance helicopter rushed to the crash site in co-operation with National Ambulance, and the injured person was airlifted to Al Qassimi Hospital in Sharjah," the ministry said.

Updated: September 13, 2020 02:05 PM

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