Two Asian hikers rescued from Ras Al Khaimah mountain taller than Burj Khalifa

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Police in Ras Al Khaimah have rescued two Asian hikers who were stranded in a mountainous area at an elevation nearly twice as high the Burj Khalifa.

According to Ras Al Khaimah Police, the two hikers were stranded at altitude of 4,500 feet. In comparison, the Burj Khalifa stands at 2,716 feet.

One of the hikers suffered an injured foot, and both were airlifted to the nearest hospital, said
Lieutenant Colonel Pilot Abdullah Ali Al Shehhi, Head of Air Wing Section.

Also this month, Ras Al Khaimah Police rescued three Europeans who were stranded in the rugged mountains of Ras Al Khaimah. The trio were rescued and found in good health.

Meanwhile, Al Shehhi urged mountain hikers to exercise caution and take all preventive measures when exploring rugged terrains. ICA/Expat Media


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