A tourist spent a sunny morning hiking on the trails of Wadi Galilah in Ras Al Khaimah until losing her way and was airlifted from the mountain by the police.
Stranded tourist airlifted from Wadi Galilah mountain
A rough terrain situated in Ras Al Khaimah’s mountainous region, Wadi Galilah’s trail plays host to a slew of sharp bends, loose rocks, steep slopes and sharp ridges that give the mountain an adventuresome reputation. It’s an 18-kilometre long trek at an escalation of 1,500 metres above sea level that has a history of accidents and casualties notably during the rainy season. Going there during the summer is a big no unless you’re someone as fit as Usain Bolt or Ravindra Jadeja to break a sweat in the scorching heat of 45 degrees Celcius.
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Things got way out of hand for the tourist after getting lost in the trail and was stranded, leaving her with no choice than to ring Ras Al Khaimah Police. His Excellency Colonel Tayyar Saeed Rashid Al Yamahi, Head of the Air Wing Section in Ras Al Khaimah Police was notified about her and deployed an air ambulance chopper to find her at Wadi Galilah.
After spotting the tourist, RAK Police assisted her with food, first aid and a health check-up. She was airlifted to the emirate and was in good health.
Once again, RAK Police advises hikers to be cautious while on mountain trails and to buy safety equipment.
(Featured photograph credit: PxHere)