UAE man attempts Facebook Live suicide, police rescue in time


Filed on June 21, 2017

(AFP)

The German young man was distressed due to family dispute

The Ras Al Khaimah police late on Tuesday rescued a German young man who was trying to commit suicide live on Facebook due to family disputes.

The youth's brother, alerted by his brothers FB video, immediately informed the RAK police who rushed to the scene in a record time and rescued the man's life.

A video on the attempted suicide went viral on Facebook late on Tuesday, according to initial investigations.

Informed sources told Khaleej Times that a RAK police security patrol moved to the young man's site atop one of the mountains here. "A relative of the young man accompanied the RAK police to the site."

The youth was exhausted and in a critical condition at the mountainous site, they added. "The RAK police first managed to locate the young man's car which he left close to the site."

A rescue chopper was also sent to the scene to save the young man's life, they elaborated. "The medical team onboard managed to administer the first aids needed, and rushed him to the Saqr Hospital for treatment and medical care."

"It was only late at night, mostly around 2am until the young man's condition got stable, but he is still hospitalized, and shall not be discharged until he thoroughly gets well."
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com

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