Watch: Umm Al Quwain beaches closed temporarily after recent incidents of drowning

Two persons in their 20s died from drowning off the Al Bait Metwahid beaches last Friday



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Umm Al Quwain has closed the Al Bait Metwahid beaches temporarily. Image Credit: Aghaddir Ali/Gulf News

Umm Al Quwain: Authorities in Umm Al Quwain have closed the Al Bait Metwahid beaches temporarily after recurring incidents of drowning. This has been done in order to preserve the safety of beachgoers.

Last Friday, Al Bait Metwahid beaches in Umm Al Quwain witnessed two fresh incidents of drowning, in which two persons in their 20s died — one a Jordanian man and the other a Pakistani man — in two separate incidents. Their bodies were later transferred to Umm Al Quwain Hospital.

Two other deaths due to drowning had taken place off these beaches in recent months, resulting in the deaths of an Indian woman and a Pakistani youth.

In spite of the fact that the beaches in Umm Al Quwain do not have enough lifeguards, these locations are still witnessing a large turnout of beachgoers of different nationalities — especially on holidays — as many people prefer to go swimming in the sea.