Nigerian dies in Khor Fakkan mountains

Hiker was trekking with friends when he fell to his death, say police

Gulf News

Khor Fakkan: Police here are investigating the death of a 19-year-old Nigerian who plunged to his death during a group climb in the rocky, mountainous terrain in Khor Fakkan on Thursday, an official at Sharjah Police told Gulf News.

The deceased was with friends on his trek when tragedy struck.

Police officials said the deceased is a student.

The young man fell to his death while hiking the upper reaches of the mountain range, police said.

Police said early medical examination indicated he died from severe injuries.

Emergency authorities responded after the police operations room received a call at 10.50am on Thursday that a hiker had fallen from a rocky area.

His friends contacted the police once they saw the man fall into the middle of the mountain and they could not offer help to save his life.

The climber was airlifted to Khor Fakkan hospital by a Sharjah Police Air Wing team where he was pronounced dead.

Hospital officials confirmed the young man had suffered severe injuries in the fall.

Police officials urged tourists and residents to be cautious when visiting the mountains. Police said the area requires special coordination by seasoned climbers.

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