Body of drowned Sharjah man found

The Pakistani victim was swimming with two friends when they were swept away - his friends were rescued.

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The body of a man who drowned off Al Khan Beach at the weekend has been recovered.

The Pakistani victim was swept out to sea on Saturday while swimming.

Police and the coastguard formed a task force using boats and helicopters and searched for 24 hours to recover the body, according to Capt Rashid bin Sandal, director general of the Ambulance and Rescue Unit at Sharjah Police.

The body has been taken to a police forensic laboratory for a post-mortem.

If investigators rule out criminal intent, the remains will be released to the victim's relatives for burial.

In a second incident, an Arab woman with an American passport fell from the 37th floor of a tower in Al Mamzar area of Sharjah yesterday.

Police said they were still investigating to determine whether the incident was suicide, an accident or a murder.

* Yasin Kakande