Two missing at sea: Rescue operations on in Oman
July 24, 2015 | 12:40 PM
by Fahad Al Ghadhani

Muscat: Two Emiratis, who went swimming in the sea off Al Dimr in the wilayat of Mirbat in Dhofar governorate, are still missing, said the Public Authority for Civil Defence and Ambulance (PACDA).

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The other five are safe, it said. Rescue operations are still on as the PACDA has requested a helicopter from Oman’s Royal Air Force to help in the search of the two missing persons.

PACDA clarified that the two drowned due to high undertows.

In an earlier incident, an expatriate drowned in Wadi Shab in the wilayat of Tewi in Sharqiyah region recently.

Rescue teams are now on-site at Mughsayl in the Dhofar governorate, and they plan to post personnel at Wadi Bani Khalid to help prevent drowning incidents during the holidays.

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