Dubai Police rescue family trapped in Business Bay

Dubai: A leisurely cruise turned into an emergency incident after a family’s boat hit a sandbank near Festival City.

The incident, according to Lieutenant-Colonel Ali Abdullah Al Naqbi, director of the Sea Rescue Department in Dubai Police, happened last weekend at around 8pm.

The family of four were crossing under Business Bay Bridge at the time of the accident, which left one family member with minor injuries.

After receiving first aid, the family member was transferred to the nearest ambulance centre.

Lt. Col Al-Naqbi explained that a marine rescue team, in collaboration with a team from port police, immediately rushed to the scene, where they found the boat stuck under Business Bay Bridge.

Residents were advised to take caution when sailing boats and not to approach rocky areas, and in the event of an emergency, to contact police on 999.  


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