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Dubai Police airlift woman with medical emergency from island resort off UAE coast

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Authorities have airlifted an Indian national to Rashid Hospital after a medical emergency occurred at the Anantara World Islands Resort, according to a Dubai Police report.

The Dubai Police Air Wing transported the patient after marine rescue teams were unable to reach the location owing to “bad weather” and “low visibility,” according to the same report.

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Colonel Pilot Khalfan al-Mazrouei, Deputy Director of the Air Wing Center, said that visibility was “less than 1500 meters, and the wind speed reached 40 knots,” causing severe turbulence in the sea, according to police report.

The World Islands is a group of small, artificial plots in the Arabian Gulf, off the coast of Dubai.

The emergency transport was arranged in collaboration with the Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services.

Pilots and paramedics took off from the Al Maktoum International Airport to transport the patient, who is in her thirties, and now in a “stable condition,” according to the authorities.

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