x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 20 July 2017

Woman drowns off Al Khan beach in Sharjah

The 75-year-old woman's body was found floating in the water by the time rescuers rushed to the scene.

SHARJAH // A 75-year-old Armenian woman drowned at Al Khan Beach on Sunday morning.

A police spokesman said that officers were notified at around 11am.

A rescue team and coast guards rushed to the scene and found the victim’s body floating in the water.

The body has been taken to the police forensic laboratory to help with investigations.

Authorities have urged beach goers to abide by warnings and notices on the beach.

They have also asked all hotels in the area to inform guests of safe areas to swim.

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