Dubai: Police here reunited an elderly mother with her family after she missed her flight at Dubai International Airport and her daughter in South Africa lost touch with her mother for 12 hours.
Brigadier Mohammad Al Mazroui, Deputy Director of Airport Security Department in Dubai Police, said that the command room received a call from a woman in Johannesburg asking for help to find her mother who was traveling to Seattle in the US via Dubai International.
No English, high blood pressure
“The elderly woman wasn’t speaking English and having high blood pressure. Her daughter asked to help us in finding her mother who lost touch with her for 12 hours. We identified the woman who arrived on Emirates airline and should then leave to Seattle on the same airline but she missed the flight,” Brigadier Al Mazroui said.
Surveillance cameras located the woman and found her in Terminal 3.
“She was tired and we took her to a clinic to check on her health and provide food and beverages. We coordinate with concerned authorities, bought her a ticket, and escorted her until she left the country. We let her speak with her worried daughter too,” he added.
More details to follow.