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Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 24 June 2018

Two men trapped overnight on Sharjah mountain rescued

Dubai, Sharjah police work together to locate missing hikers 

Two men were rescued after they went missing for 13 hours overnight on a mountain between the Nahwa and Chees areas in Sharjah.

The Dubai Police rescue department coordinated the mission with the Sharjah police on Friday to extricate the men from the mountain, Dubai police said on Twitter.

Two Emirati men went missing on Friday evening, a Sharjah Police spokesman said.

"They lost their way in the mountains and called the rescue team asking for help," he said.

"They were lost in a rugged area and couldn't go back in the dark. They were found after a 13-hour search at 6.30am on Saturday."

Their phones ran out of battery making it difficult for the rescue teams to locate the men at night.

Both men were uninjured, police said.