Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates - Wednesday, March 25th 2015 [ME NewsWire]
The Air Wing Department rescue aircraft at Abu Dhabi Police General Headquarters airlifted three workers of different nationalities who sustained injuries when a speedboat collided with the pier on Al Raha Beach in Abu Dhabi. The speedboat driver was killed instantly in the crash.
The Air Wing Department’s Operations Room received a request for assistance from the Central Operations at 9:20 am on Tuesday morning, reporting that a speedboat with nine workers on board had collided with the pier on Al Raha Beach. The Air Ambulance was immediately dispatched to the scene, and was joined by the field hospital crews of Abu Dhabi Police. Three workers, who had sustained moderate injuries, were airlifted to hospitals for further treatment. The ambulance crews and paramedics provided medical care to the rest of the workers at the field hospital on-site.
Brigadier Pilot Ali Al Mazroui, Head of the Air Wing Department at Abu Dhabi Police, called upon called upon sea goers to check weather forecasts in advance and to inform the concerned authorities of the expected departure and arrival times to and from their destination. He also urged everyone to make sure they have the means for safety and security, such as life jackets, a GPS device, and a communication device to be able to report any potential emergency and facilitate search and rescue operations.
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