Swim­mer swept away in rough waters

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A worker has died after drown­ing off the beach in Ras Al Khaimah. The Asian man was swept away by strong waves as he was swim­ming in a re­stricted area yes­ter­day morn­ing. Ras Al Khaimah Po­lice said the man’s friends who had gone with him, to swim at the beach, no­ti­fied the force about the in­ci­dent just be­fore noon. The friends had tried to res­cue the Asian man after see­ing him fight­ing with the wa­ter but failed. Res­cue teams rushed to the sea and divers pulled the man out of the wa­ter – about 100 me­tres away from the beach. “The Asian man was given first aid and rushed to hos­pi­tal where doc­tors pro­nounced him dead,” said Bri­gadier Mo­hammed Saeed Al Hamidi, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Cen­tral Op­er­a­tions at Ras Al Khaimah Po­lice. “He had taken in a lot of wa­ter.” He warned peo­ple against swim­ming in banned ar­eas of the sea where they risked being swept away by strong waves.

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