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The four women with their rescuers. Image Credit: RAK Civil Defence

Four women were rescued on Tuesday after getting lost in the mountainous area of Wadi Naqab in Ras Al Khaimah.

The women — three Emiratis and an Arab resident aged between 25 and 37 — reported themselves lost at 7.15pm, as darkness fell in the rugged area, said Brigadier General Mohammad Abdullah Al Zaabi, Director of the Civil Defence Department in Ras Al Khaimah,

A specialist search team from the Digdaga centre conducted the search on foot, after driving as far as they could into the area.

The women were found uninjured after a two-hour search.

Brigadier General Al Zaabi urged hikers in mountainous areas to take care, and to avoid such areas after dark.