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Dubai: Police in the UAE recently rescued a tourist who fell off the mountain in Jebel Jais while trekking.

A rescue helicopter was used to lift the victim who was found in a rough area of Ras Al Khaimah’s mountain.

Lt. Colonel Pilot Salim Bin Youkha, Head of Air Operations Section at the Ministry of Interior, said the European tourist was admitted to the intensive care unit at Saqr Hospital last Friday.

The tourist’s condition is reported to be stable.


"صقور الداخلية" تنقذ سائح أوروبي تعرض لإصابة في جبل جيس The Eagles of the MOI rescues a European tourist who was injured in Jabal Jais. أنقذت طواقم الإسعاف الجوي لإدارة جناح الجو في الإدارة العامة للإسناد الأمني بوزارة الداخلية، شخص أوروبي تعرض لإصابة أثناء ممارسته رياضة التسلق في جبل جيس في إمارة رأس الخيمة. The air ambulance crews of the Air Wing Department in the General Directorate of Security Support at the Ministry of Interior, rescues a European tourist who suffered an injury while practicing climbing at Jabal Jais in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. ‎#وزارة_الداخلية#أبوظبي#الإعلام_الأمني#الإمارات #MOI#MOIUAE#AbuDhabi#UAE#security_media

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Authorities urge all tourists and workers to take all precautionary measures for their safety while trekking on Jebel Jais.

Lt. Colonel Bin Youkha also warned climbers to carry special equipment and wear protective clothing, and to be accompanied at all times by a qualified trainer who can react in a professional manner during emergencies.

Safety precautions

Before residents decide to climb the UAE’s mountains or go on a hike, police urge trekkers to go through a simple checklist:

  1. Learn the basics of rock climbing on an indoor wall first.
  2. Inform the authorities about your activities, whereabouts and number of climbers.
  3. Consult climbing websites to get up-to-date information on local climbing sites.
  4. Bring a means of communication, such as a mobile or satellite phone, a whistle could also be useful to attract attention.
  5. Take food items on your hike.