First responders from Dubai Police Maritime Rescue Patrols battled rough weather, high waves, and strong currents to rescue the people in distress Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: Dubai Police Maritime Rescue Patrols recently rescued two people stranded between rocks in the middle of the sea near Jebel Ali.

Colonel Dr Hassan Suhail Al Suwaidi, director of Ports Police Station, said they responded to a distress call about two individuals whose rubber boat was swept off the rocks by the high waves during the recent unstable weather conditions.

“The bad weather, high waves, and strong currents posed serious threats to our first responders who defied the odds to rescue the distressed,” he added.

Col Al Suwaidi said with preparedness for all types of scenarios, Dubai Police maritime rescue patrols headed to the stranded inflatable boat and after several attempts successfully transported the two individuals to the shore safely.

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