Officials from Dubai Police said that they tried to rescue three people from drowning. The victims, two people from Sri Lanka and the third from India, were drowned in separate incidents on Friday, despite warnings from the authorities telling residents to stay out of unusually rough seas.
However, also on Friday, a 24-year-old Egyptian man was rescued after he and his friend got into difficulty in the water off Al Khan beach in Sharjah. His friend, a Somalian in his 20s, was later found dead.
At sunset on Friday, five men were rescued after getting into difficulty off Al Hamriyah Beach in Sharjah. The men were taken to Khalifa Hospital in Ajman, but one, a Syrian national in his 40s, could not be revived. (Colombo Gazette)