Rescue helicopter airlifts walker to safety from Fujairah mountain

The 24-year-old Emirati was suffering from exhaustion

The National Search and Rescue Centre deployed a helicopter to rescue a man on Dibba Al Fujairah mountain in Fujairah. Courtesy: NSRC
The National Search and Rescue Centre deployed a helicopter to rescue a man on Dibba Al Fujairah mountain in Fujairah. Courtesy: NSRC

A rescue helicopter team has airlifted a man to safety from the top of Dibba Al Fujairah mountain.

The 24-year-old Emirati was said to be suffering from exhaustion and was unable to return down without help.

Officials from the National Search and Rescue Centre said the incident had occurred on Sunday and that the walker had been flown to hospital.

“The mission was carried out in coordination with Fujairah Police after receiving a report about a man suffering from exhaustion on top of Dibba Al Fujairah mountain and unable to go down," officers said.

Updated: June 15, 2020 11:21 AM

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