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Arab man dies after getting lost in Khorfakkan mountains

Two women rescued after group became lost in mountain region

Arab man dies after getting lost in Khorfakkan mountains

An investigation is currently being carried out by police to discover how the group managed to get lost and the subsequent cause of death. Image: ITP Media Group

A 35-year-old Arab man has been found dead after going missing after getting lost in the Khorfakkan mountain area of the UAE.

Sharjah Police General Directorate revealed that a search and rescue mission was launched on Saturday after three people were reported lost in the heavily mountainous area.

The search, which lasted over two hours, was organised by Sharjah Police’s Eastern Region Police Department; teaming up with Civil Defence teams, aircraft teams of the National Search and Rescue Centre and Coast Guard of the Eastern Region.

Two 33-year-old women, a Belarusian and a Latvian, were found safe and received medical attention from the emergency teams, but the Arab man was found dead “in a rugged mountainous area”.

An investigation is currently being carried out by police to discover how the group managed to get lost and the subsequent cause of death.

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