Paramedics rescue Indian beachgoer
DUBAI: Paramedics resuscitated and saved an Indian beachgoer, 38, from imminent death after he had drowned off Jumeirah beach, ambulance services oficials revealed on Tuesday.
The Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services received an alert about a drowning case in JBR area. Paramedics rushed in response, explained Mohammed Mohsen Al Kafali, head of Jebel Ali division.
They reached the scene within three minutes, withdrew the drowned man to a safe place and measured the vital signs to check on the pulse. They removed water from his respiratory tract.
They conducted an external cardiac massage to wake him then put him on artiicial respiration support and irst aid needed to improve his condition. They transferred him to Rashid Hospital safely.
The corporation’s rescue operations director Essa Al Ghafari said the corporation maintains several emergency points at beaches, especially places characterised by congestion and public turnout.
The points are equipped with emergency services such as cardiologists, paramedics, vehicles (including golf cars) and motorcycles, so that medics are ready to intervene to rescue those in danger.
“The corporation is committed to focus on the readiness medics for all possibilities particularly during holidays, to better serve all citizens, visitors, tourists and residents of Dubai and UAE at large,” he stressed.