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At the scene of the incident at a beach in Umm Suqueim, Dubai on May 20, 2020.

PHOTO BY DUBAI POLICE


4-wheel drive falls into sea at Dubai port

 

DUBAI – Dubai Police have pulled out a 4-wheel vehicle that fell into the sea in Dubai on Wednesday (May 20).

Police said the European driver was trying to tow his jet ski into the sea at Umm Suqueim port when he lost control of his vehicle and drove it straight into the water.

The incident happened at around 1:22pm, according to Lt. Col. Ali Abdullah Al Qaseeb Al Naqbi, the director of Maritime Rescue at Port Police Station.

No one was injured in the incident.

Al Naqbi said that rescue teams were able to pull out the half-submerged vehicle using special equipment.

This is not the first time that cars have plunged into the waters in freak accidents across the emirate. In March, an Asian driver escaped with minor injuries after his car plunged into the Dubai Creek.

Police said the driver lost control of the vehicle, causing it to plunge into the creek.

The driver had managed to escape from the sinking car before it sank into a depth of 37ft. ICA/Expat Media

Car falls into Dubai Creek, driver saved


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